Autumn Country Roads Tour of Tucker County

Hit the road on any fall day and you will be rewarded with endless miles of autumn glory. John Denver made West Virginia’s country roads famous, but we are those country roads. Weaving through river valleys and cresting mountain tops as high as 4,200 feet is why Tucker County’s byways stand out. Below, we are going to recommend our finest road trips that are no longer than 75 miles long. All the recommended routes will be satisfactory for the least formidable car. Motorcycles are another story, so please do some basic research before heading out. Free Tucker County and West Virginia state maps with all these roads are available at our visitor center located at 410 William Ave, in downtown Davis, WV. You can also click the DIRECTIONS link for exact Google Map turn by turn instructions.

The Sugar Lands

Off the beaten path from your typical Tucker County Drive are the Sugar Lands. This particular area is where our county’s settler’s history began in Saint George. The real history is in that the Sugars Lands were prime hunting ground for Native Americans, especially along Horseshoe Run to the confluence of the Cheat River. Directions

Elkins Roundabout

For easy country road miles, especially on motorcycle, give this driving loop a go. Elkins is best known for the Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad scenic train rides. Fall is especially popular for the train, making reservations is a wise idea. Stop in our county seat of Parsons for Civil War history and the old iron bridge. Directions

Dolly Sods and Seneca Rocks

If there is a drive to do, this is the one. Drive up to over 4,000 feet in Dolly Sods Wilderness for one of the most iconic overlooks in the entire state at Bear Rock Preserve. After Bear Rocks you will drop into Germany Valley and massive rock formations including famous Seneca Rocks. Directions

Back Hollow Road Loop

At the southern end of Canaan Valley is Back Hollow Road and the beginning of a beautiful drive along the Dry Fork River. Farms and wide open vistas are a sight to see in the Fall as Back Hollow Road drops into the Dry Fork River valley. Anglers, bring a fishing pole as part of the drive literally parallels the river. Directions