From Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitors’ Center
341 Chaplin Road, First Floor, Morgantown, WV 26501
DIRECTIONS TO INTERSTATE 68
1 Head southeast on Donley St toward Don Knotts Blvd
2 Turn left at Don Knotts Blvd
3 Continue onto Beechurst Ave
4 Continue onto Monongahela Blvd
5 Slight right at US-19 N/W Virginia 7 W
6 Turn left at W Virginia 7 W/Mason Dixon Hwy
7 Head northwest on W Virginia 7 W/Mason Dixon Hwy toward Buckeye Rd/Co Rd 39/Co Rd 7/27
8 Turn right onto Buckeye Rd/Co Rd 39/Co Rd 7/27 3
9 Turn right at Buckeye Rd/State Route 2003
10 Turn left at Slag Rd
11 Take the 3rd right onto US-19 S/Mechanic St
12 Sharp left at W Virginia 100 S/Lazzelle Union Rd
13 Turn left at Co Rd 51/Old Taylortown Rd
14 Continue onto State Route 2004/Taylortown Rd
15 Turn left to stay on State Route 2004/Taylortown Rd
16 Turn left at Bobtown Rd/State Route 2011
17 Turn right at Holbert Stretch/State Route 2010
18 Continue straight onto PA-88 S/S Eighty Eight Rd
19 Turn right at S Main St
20 Take the 1st left onto Broadway St
21 Turn right at US-119 S/Morgantown Rd - Continue to follow US-119 S/Entering West Virginia
22 Head south on US-119 S/Point Marion Rd
Arriving at I-68 East
Total: 42.2 mi - about 72 mins
DIRECTIONS TO REEDSVILLE, WV
Starting from I-68 East
1 Turn left to merge onto I-68 E
2 Take exit 15 for County Rd 73/12 toward Coopers Rock
3 Turn left at end of ramp
4 Turn right to stay on Co Route 73/73
5 Continue onto Co Route 73
6 Turn right at end of Co. Route 73 onto W Virginia 26 S
7 Turn left at US-50 E/George Washington Hwy
8 Turn left at Aurora Pike/Co Route 53/Terra Alta Rd
9 Continue onto Aurora Ave
10 Slight right at N Main St
11 Head northeast on N Main St
12 Turn left onto W Virginia 7 W/W State Ave
Arriving at Reedsville, WV
Total: 92.8 mi - about 120 mins
DIRECTIONS TO GREATER MORGANTOWN CVB
Starting from Reedsville, WV
1 Continue onto W Virginia 92 S
2 Turn right at US-50 W/George Washington Hwy
3 Turn right at US-119 N/Victory Ave
4 Turn left at Donley St
Arriving at Donley St
Total: 48.6 mi - about 69 mins
Points of Interest
Coopers Rock Overlook
Bands of rockcliffs line the Cheat River Gorge and provide numerous overlooks. The centerpiece among these is the main overlook, which furnishes a panorama of the gorge and distant horizons. A maze of enormous boulders and cliffs fascinates hikers, and the trails are especially lovely in June when the rhododendron and mountain laurel are in bloom.
Little Sandy Public Fishing Area and Dam
Watch the water roll off the dam and stretch your legs.
Little Sandy’s Truck Stop
Stop for some gas and grub. Home made food that hits home whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner. A great place to fuel up if needed, you or the bike.
You will begin to notice the river at this point in Albright, WV. You will cross over a bridge. The Cheat river provides up to class IV rapids and is one of the few rivers that flows North.
Cheat River Outfitters
Raft the rapids of the Cheat River, take a float trip, find adventure with paintball or climb the rock wall...Cheat River Outfitters will create a day of fun for you.
Monroe’s Deli Style Eatery
Healthy and tasty food is on the menu as well as good music and an eclectic atmosphere. The Laurel Mountain Coffeehouse is held on the second Saturday of each month from October through April, bringing in acoustic musicians from all over the nation for your listening enjoyment.
Cool Springs Park
Cool Springs Park is located along Rt. 50 in Preston County. The park sets about 1/2 mi west of the Rt 72 - Rt 50 intersection. Rt. 72 Runs from Parsons through Rowlesburg and into Kingwood. A drive along Rt. 72 provides great views of the Cheat River. Rt. 50 & 72 are popular routes for motorcyle riding.
The Start of Cheat Mountain offers great views for the passenger as the driver will be concentrating on the road! This mountain provides a total of 33 turns in a 3 mile run to the top. Be aware of Coal and logging trucks.
Descention of Cadell Mountain
This leg of the trip begins at the top of the mountain. This isn’t as hairy as Cheat but still a mountain with good sweeping curves. Be aware of coal and logging trucks They are required to stop at the top before descending.
Cheat River Valley
The Valley begins at the bottom of Cadell Mountain. Cheat River is a white water rafting river and it is one of the few rivers that flow north. Another small mountain will begin to enter Kingwood, WV
From wings to crab legs, stop in for a nice relaxed place to hang out. Great food and service and night life, as well.
Known as “The Reedsville Project” by the government employees who were sent here to establish the first New Deal community under the first of three Franklin Delano Roosevelt administrations. Today, the community is known as “Eleanor’s Little Village” after the first lady’s interest and dedication to the creation of the project. She often stayed and visited the community. Several of the original buildings are still standing and available for tours.
Dorsey’s Knob Park
A City park in Morgantown. Be sure to climb to the top of Sky Rock for a spectacular view of the Morgantown area. Bring your frisbee! The park has a new 18 hole disc golf course.
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