- Off of I-95's exit 152 in Dumfries Virginia, you'll find VA SR-234. Start this route by heading north on VA SR-234 and drive about 15 miles on 234 and in to Manassas, VA. Look for the intersection of 234 and Wellington Rd/Richmond Ave.
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Excellent scenery. Wonderful Virginia rolling hills and farmland; beautiful mountains and streams in the West Virginia Potomac Highland Region. Photo contributed by a visitor in July 09: "Enjoying the ride on Rt. 55."
Update provided by "Wojo" in July of 2013: "This route will traverse several different ridges of the Allegheny mountain range. From Moorefield to Franklin, there are numerous vistas and several overlooks as well as stopping points to view the headwaters of one of the branches of the Potomac river. Seneca Rocks is the highlight of this route. It's 900 foot rock walls are popular with climbers and several areas are available for viewing."
A variety of long sweeping curves, tighter turns and twisties, and long gorgeous cruising. Coming back to Virginia from Seneca Rocks, WV (through three mountain ranges) on US-33E is wonderful. On one mountain pass, you will conquer a 120 degree switch-back with an immediate 30 to 40 degree uphill climb!! What a rush!!!
Update provided by "Wojo" in July of 2013: "The entire route is made for motorcycles. Every realm of riding is covered and the pavement is all in fine shape. Especially fun are the curves and switchbacks from Franklin to Brandywine."
Great scenic overlooks to take in ... bring your camera!!! Many little towns with eateries, gas, etc. I get 45 mpg from a 3.6 gallon tank and had no problem getting gas every 100 miles or so. When you get to Seneca Rocks, you've got to stop by the Monongahela National Forest and take in a beautiful park and very interesting Seneca Rocks discovery center. There you can picnic, hike, or get crazy and do some world class rock climbing. I also recommend you check out Smoke Hole Caverns as it has the world's largest Ribbon Stalactite, a free wildlife museum, restaurants, motels and other accommodations.
Update provided by "Wojo" in July of 2013: "There are plenty of places to stop along the way with mostly mom & pop operations. Particularly at the junction of Rt 33/28/55 at Seneca Rocks, there is a stopping point for food, drink, gas and rest. A clear view of Seneca Rocks complete with coin-operate binoculars available.
There are plenty of side trips to take off of this route. Lost River, Smoke Hole Caverns, Cass & Green Bank are other areas to be explored. During fall foliage, this route will be spectacular! With a little planning, this could easily be a 2 days trip. Cabins abound along the route in Cabins, WV. Google the town for lodging availability."
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