Randy Yohe Published

‘Birdeye Bend’ Section Of W.Va. Mountain Rides Tourism Project Dedicated

Sign showing new mountain driving trail name in front of covered bridge.
The Birdeye Bend Trail is the latest driving trail from West Virginia Tourism.
WV Governor's Office

Another section of West Virginia’s Mountain Rides MotorTrail is now marked for touring. 

The Birdeye Bend section of the four statewide tourism loops extends more than 170 miles through Morgantown, Elkins and Clarksburg. It is known by West Virginia guides as Mountaineer Country.

At a dedication ceremony along the route in Philippi, Randy Damron with the West Virginia Department of Transportation explained that this touring loop for motorcycles and other vehicles has undergone detailed road maintenance.

Our guys have gone out with a magnifying glass and made sure these roads are in tip top shape,” Damron said. “We’ve fixed potholes, gravel, striping, guardrail, and so forth.”

A map of Birdeye Bend. Credit: West Virginia Tourism

Other Mountain Rides Scenic loops include Seneca Skyway passing through nearly 300 miles of the Potomac Highlands, Capitol Circle covering more than 200 miles around the Metro Valley and Cranberry Corridor covering 211 miles of the Mountain Lakes region.

Mountain Rides signage leads the way along these country roads.