Scenic Highway Overlook
PO Box 210
Scenic Highway, a designated National Scenic
Byway, has four developed scenic overlooks. Each
site provides a comfortable rest stop, with a
beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and
valleys. The Highland Scenic Highway is the region's
highest road - at 4,500 feet above sea level..
The Highland Scenic
Highway is designated as State Routes 39 and 150.
The route travels from Richwood, WV to US Highway
219, north of Marlinton, WV. The overlooks are
located along the Parkway portion on State Route
Traveling south to
north, follow State Route 150 from the Cranberry
Mountain Nature Center twenty-two miles to US Route
219. The scenic overlooks are named Williams River,
Big Spruce, Little Laurel, and Red Lick. The sites
are dispersed along the route.
The Highway 39
section of the Highland Scenic Highway, from
Richwood, West Virginia to the Cranberry Mountain
Nature Center, is open all year. The Parkway
section, Highway 150, is open from the spring
through the fall months. The Parkway is not
maintained for winter travel.
overlook has a paved parking area, restrooms, and a
picnic shelter with table. Interpretive signing is
located at several sites, and an interpretive
boardwalk is located at the Big Spruce Scenic
Overlook. Red Lick Scenic Overlook has a large
picnic shelter with four tables. Trailheads are
located near each Overlook.
On a clear day,
each scenic overlook provides a splendid view of the
surrounding Allegheny Mountains. Spring blossoms,
summer greenery, and fall colors are special
attractions along the Highland Scenic Highway.
There are no fees
for use of the scenic overlooks.
- No. Sites are on a first come, first served basis.
- Dogs are
permitted if on a leash at all times.
- Limited to
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