Fall Colors Routes

Most of these routes are from 2021. They have been recalculated using
Garmin City Navigator North America NT 2023.2 mapset
and no changes were found from last year

Be sure to download and read the GPS User Guide to correctly set your GPS to use these routes.
For individual routes:
Click on the MAP link of each route to see a complete map
Click on the GPX link of each route to download the GPS route file
Click on the PDF link of each route to view/download the PDF printable route file

Each GPX file contains TWO route versions-
1. A "Standard" version with Way and Via points for Garmin zumo 660, 450, 550 and earlier models, other GPS brands.
2. A "Trip Planner" version designated by a "TP" suffix at the end of the route name. This version uses mostly shaping points for compatibility with Garmin zumo XT, 390 series, 590 series, as well as BMW Nav5 and Nav6. Be sure to use the TP version if you have one of these models or any Garmin GPS that uses the Trip Planner App on the device to access routes. "TP" versions usually work best with TomTOM and phone apps as well.

New 2022 Routes:

MAP PDF GPX 
RouteType: TECHNICAL
Navigation difficulty: COMPLEX
Distance: 294 miles
Early Dinner Stop: Swinging Bridge Restaurant, Paintbank, WV
Direction from Lewisburg W, S, E COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: This Route by Norm Kern uses most of  Route 13, (including going past the John Henry Memorial at the Great Bend Tunnels. There's a waypoint at the entrance and a track you can follow if you want to stop at the memorial).  This version adds about 40 miles of technical county roads in the last 75 miles. Have a good breakfast at the hotel. Start at 8-9 AM, maintain a good pace and don't stop for lunch and you'll arrive at the Swinging Bridge restaurant in Paint Bank between 3-4PM, where you can have an early dinner and beat the crowd. This is one of Norm's favorites!

MAP PDF GPX 
RouteType: TECHNICAL
Navigation difficulty: COMPLEX
Distance: 225 miles
Lunch Stop: Springs Soup & Sandwich, Webster Springs, WV
Direction from Lewisburg NE,COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: This Route by Norm Kern starts out like  Fall Colors Route 1 but goes north out of Marlinton instead of east. A few miles north of town you turn onto Back Mountain road for 34 miles of beautiful winding, county roads with no centerline. Much of it is smooth with good pavement, some less so, but it's all paved. The route rejoins US 250 just north of Durbin, following it northwest, then South on US 219. At SR 15 it rejoins Fall Colors Route 1 for the rest of the afternoon. If you love technical backroads, this route is a must!


2021 Doug Pippin Routes: 

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 216 miles
Lunch Stop: Springs Soup & Sandwich, Webster Springs, WV
Direction from Lewisburg: N COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments:  

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 283 miles
Lunch Stop:
Direction from Lewisburg: N COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments:  

MAP   96miPDF   202miPDF   239miPDF   282miPDF   342miPDF   GPX 
Distance: 96, 202, 239, 282, 342 miles
Lunch Stop:
Direction from Lewisburg: NE COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: This route has 5 mileage variations. Just select how many miles you want to ride 

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 301 miles
Lunch Stop:
Direction from Lewisburg: E CLOCKWISE
Comments:  

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 326 miles
Lunch Stop:
Direction from Lewisburg: NW COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Route has been modified to avoid the rough road sections people encountered in previous years 

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 269 miles
Lunch Stop:
Direction from Lewisburg: W CLOCKWISE
Comments: Goes past the John Henry Memorial at the Great Bend Tunnels. There's a waypoint at the entrance and a track you can follow if you want to stop at the memorial 

MAP PDF GPX 
Lunch Stop: Cathedral Cafe, 134 S Court St, or Pies & Pints, 219 W Maple Ave
Direction from Lewisburg: W COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Route goes across the old New River bridge down at the river level providing a spectacular view of the river from below. You can opt for the Farley Branch shortcut road for a change of scenery. It comes back out on the route. There is a track for the shortcut and it is easy to take. 

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 194 miles
Lunch Stop: Cathedral Cafe, 134 S Court St, or Pies & Pints, 219 W Maple Ave
Direction from Lewisburg: W COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Route goes across the old New River bridge down at the river level providing a spectacular view of the river from below. You can opt for the Farley Branch shortcut road for a change of scenery. It comes back out on the route. There is a track for the shortcut and it is easy to take. 

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 219 miles
Lunch Stop: Pipestem Resort Park
Direction from Lewisburg: W CLOCKWISE
Comments: Goes past the John Henry Memorial at the Great Bend Tunnels. There's a waypoint at the entrance and a track you can follow if you want to stop at the memorial. You can bypass Pipestem Park if you wish. Just stay on highway 20 and pick up the route after the park. Route uses some more southerly roads. 

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 215 miles
Lunch Stop: Pipestem Resort Park
Direction from Lewisburg: W COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Goes past the John Henry Memorial at the Great Bend Tunnels. There's a waypoint at the entrance and a track you can follow if you want to stop at the memorial. You can bypass Pipestem Park if you wish. Just stay on highway 20 and pick up the route after the park 

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 231 miles
Lunch Stop:
Direction from Lewisburg: W CLOCKWISE
Comments: Goes past the John Henry Memorial at the Great Bend Tunnels. There's a waypoint at the entrance and a track you can follow if you want to stop at the memorial. Route uses some more southerly roads. 

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 212 miles
Lunch Stop:
Direction from Lewisburg: SW CLOCKWISE
Comments: Goes past the John Henry Memorial at the Great Bend Tunnels. There's a waypoint at the entrance and a track you can follow if you want to stop at the memorial 

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 256 miles
Lunch Stop:
Direction from Lewisburg: SW COUNTERCLOCKWISE
Comments: Goes past the John Henry Memorial at the Great Bend Tunnels. There's a waypoint at the entrance and a track you can follow if you want to stop at the memorial 

MAP PDF GPX 
Distance: 166 miles
Lunch Stop: Market On Courthouse Square, 200 Ballengee St, Hinton, WV
Direction from Lewisburg: W CLOCKWISE
Comments: Goes past the John Henry Memorial at the Great Bend Tunnels. There's a waypoint at the entrance and a track you can follow if you want to stop at the memorial 

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