Get outside, bike, and hike on your 3-night vacation in Randolph County. Authentic adventures await with beautiful waterfalls, winding bike trails and delicious food to fuel your outdoor getaway. 

Day 1

Bike the Allegheny Highlands Trail


Breakfast – grab a quick latte from TipTop and head to Scotties Diner, a local favorite, for a big breakfast. Once you’ve had your fill, here’s how you can spend your morning:

  • Stop by the Elkins Depot Welcome Center for maps, information and to scout out the AHT Trailhead–it’s located adjacent to the Depot.
  • Stop by Joey’s Bike Shop for biking gear, if you need.
  • Grab a fresh to-go lunch from The Crossing Coffee Bar for your 
  • Hit the Allegheny Highlands Trail (AHT) for a long ride along the rail trail. This exceptionally scenic trail provides panoramic views of the West Virginia countryside as it passes through small towns and rural farmland from the Elkins Depot Welcome Center continuing into Tucker County, the small town of Parsons and beyond into Hendricks. 

Lunch – Packed lunch on the AHT


Ride your bikes back to Elkins and enjoy some leisure time walking and shopping in downtown Elkins.

  • Curb your sweet tooth at Dandelion Candy Co. in Elkins or grab something to-go.

Dinner – Head to El Gran Sabor for authentic Venezuelan food, sip on a margarita, and listen to live music every Wednesday and Friday evening. 

Day 2 

Recreate at Kumbrabow State Forest & Experience History in Beverly


Breakfast – Grab a latte and enjoy sausage biscuits & gravy, a breakfast sandwich, fruit and yogurt or pastries from Great Harvest Baking before heading up the valley to Kumbrabow State Forest.

  • Head South on 219 and travel to Kumbrabow State Forest, where you’ll find hiking trails, and Mill Creek Falls, one of the waterfalls on the West Virginia Waterfall Trail. 
  • Hike or bike some of the trails and explore the Forest around you. 


  • Travel back to Beverly, a hidden treasure of history in West Virginia. Take a walk through the historic downtown with a self-guided tour brochure – you can pick one up at the Beverly Heritage Center where you can learn more about local history and culture of Randolph County. 
  • If you’re up for a fun challenge, experience the Escape Room at the 1841 Randolph County Jail Escape Room.
  • Meander through the town and make sure to check out the many antique shops. 

Dinner – Choose a unique restaurant, The Southern Kitchen for down-home cooking or Mia Fiesta for Mexican cuisine in Beverly. Have a nightcap at our award-winning brewery – Big Timber. 

Day 3

Hike to a Remote Waterfall–the High Falls of Cheat

Breakfast – Since you’ll be burning those calories today, indulge a bit this morning. Grab some donuts from Byrd’s House of Donuts. Yeast or cake, filled or maple topped, you’ll be thinking about these donuts long after your vacation ends. 

Pack your lunch to enjoy at the High Falls before the trek back to your car.


  • Drive to FS Road 44 High Falls Trail Trailhead
  • The High Falls trail passes through old growth forest, and large hemlock as it winds through the saddle on Shavers Mountain. This 7-mile hike is not for the faint of heart due to the steady grade. 
  • Keep in Mind – The High Falls is a stopping point for The New Tygart Flyer excursion train so be careful hiking along the railroad tracks.

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Hiking back to Trailhead

Drive back to Elkins

Dinner – Relax on the porch into the evening at Smoke on the Water BBQ and enjoy some delicious BBQ and a cool beverage.