Bluestone National Scenic River

The Bluestone National Scenic River is one of the most stunning, remote areas of the country—you can only reach it through the wilderness of 2 bordering state parks. The Bluestone National Scenic River protects a 10.5-mile section of the Bluestone River and was created in 1988 under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Enjoy its peacefulness. Just you, the forest, the river calm and the rustling of wildlife.

The best way to access the Bluestone National Scenic River is through Pipestem State Park. Be sure to take the aerial tram for a birds’ eye view of the park – and look out for the historic moonshine still located under a large boulder on the way down!

Looking for a place to stay or something to eat while exploring the Bluestone area? Then you don’t want to miss the quaint town of Hinton. This historic railroad town is filled with charming lodging options and delicious food. Visit the Market at Courthouse Square and fill up on pizza, gelato and much more!