Midland Trail

The Midland Trail is a National Scenic Byway which carries U.S. Highway 60 through a portion of Southern West Virginia between Charleston and an area called Sam Black Church. The Midland Trail crosses some of the most rugged terrain of the Mountain State extending for approximately 100 miles from White Sulfur Springs in the east to Charleston in the west. The trail is believed to have been originally carved into the mountains by buffalo and native peoples. However in 1790 George Washington ordered the trail cleared and came to be traveled by stage coaches and soldiers during the Civil War. Prior to 1988, the Midland Trail was heavily traveled, particularly by commercial vehicles, including large trucks transporting coal and timber. Traffic was significantly reduced in 1988 when the final section of Interstate 64 was completed. The last section of I-64 cost about $300 million to build, making it one of the most costly sections in the entire U.S. Interstate Highway System.

Midland Trail National Scenic Byway is the road of choice for those who want to leave the interstate behind and see the Best of West Virginia as Route 60 winds across West Virginia’s midsection offering a drive filled with tremendous views, world-class rafting, outdoor fun, art and artisan treasures and pioneer history.

If you are coming in to Charleston on the Trail, the Holiday Inn provides you with a wonderful place to stay while away from home. Our highly rated hotel is full of perks and amenities that will keep you and your family happy and is right along Route 60 in South Charleston. You can surf the web with our free high-speed wireless Internet and also watch all your favorite TV shows and movies with the premium cable and pay-per-view movie packages that is in every room. We hope to be seeing you with us, so if you need to make a reservation, click here. Our front desk staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have, or to help you in any other way possible.

  • Holiday Inn Along the Way When Coming in to Town
  • Scenic Byway Great Alternative Route for Travel
  • Great Views and Activities Along the Way
  • Free Ground Level Parking at Hotel
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