Hit the Road

The spectacular mountains and valleys that surround Webster County make for some of the most beautiful drives anywhere in the country. Whether you’re a motorcycle enthusiast who wants to twist and turn through the trees or a less-adventurous soul just looking to take in nature’s splendor while stopping for the sights, find it here.

Mountain Parkway Byway and Backway

Hacker Valley, WV

The Mountain Parkway Byway and Backway winds through the valleys and over the hills of Northern Webster County. Designated by the WV Department of Highways in 1998, the Backway covers some 45 miles and the Byway spans over 10 miles with informative signage at several locations. The area offers a wide range of interesting and … Continue reading Mountain Parkway Byway and Backway

Telephone: 304-493-6532
Website: http://wvmountainparkway.info/

Road Tour Spotlight #1
Cowen Loop

Total mileage – 140
Estimated travel time – 3 hours, 20 minutes

Road Tour Spotlight #2
Cowen Loop Alternate 1

Total mileage – 83
Estimated travel time – 2 hours, 12 minutes

Road Tour Spotlight #3
Cowen Loop Alternate 2

Total mileage – 106
Estimated travel time – 2 hours, 45 minutes

Road Tour Spotlight #4
Webster Springs Loop

Total mileage – 142
Estimated travel time – 3 hours, 31 minutes

Road Tour Spotlight #5
Webster Springs Alternate

Total mileage – 102
Estimated travel time – 2 hours, 40 minutes

Williams River Backway

      Meandering through the scenic Williams River valley, this route along National Forest roads 86 and 216 offers continuous views of densely forested hills and plunging water coursing through a rocky, boulder-strewn riverbed. The Williams River is one of the most popular trout fishing streams in West Virginia and this route offers access to many … Continue reading Williams River Backway