West Virginia Fall Train Rides with Breathtaking Views

Just a short drive from Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins are locomotives ready to take visitors on a journey across the West Virginia countryside. And what better time to appreciate the scenery than during the fall when the landscape changes to a beautiful golden hue.

Explore the picturesque landscape with a West Virginia fall train ride providing a perfect day trip from your Harman’s log cabin. If you haven’t already, check the dates and best destinations for West Virginia fall foliage here.

Here are the best West Virginia fall train rides near Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins:


potomac eagle trainPotomac Eagle

Visit Wappocomo Station to board the Potomac Eagle for a breathtaking excursion along the South Branch of the Potomac River. The Potomac Eagle runs daily excursions starting in October through the first week of November. Trips are 3 hours long and take passengers 35 miles through pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s.

Rates start at $50 for adults, $20 for children ages 4 through 12, and free for children ages 3 and under.

Contact (304) 424-0736 to book your excursion aboard the Potomac Eagle.


Cass Scenic Railroad

Taking passengers to the overlook at Bald Knob, the Cass Scenic Railroad has been a mainstay for fall train rides in West Virginia. The trains are the same Shay locomotives used during the early 1900s when the railroad was used primarily for hauling lumber. Train rides aboard the Cass Scenic Railroad continue through late October, with departure dates every day during the month except Mondays. Departure dates in September vary. Bald Knob trips are 4.5 hours and round-trip.

Fall trips are Tuesday through Sunday, September 24th through October 27th. Rates start at $61 for adults, $51 for children ages 4 through 11, and free for children ages 3 and under.

Call (304) 636-9477 to book your departure for fall.


a train on train tracksCheat Mountain Salamander

Taking guests through the wild mountain wilderness of Cheat Mountain, the Cheat Mountain Salamander will provide plenty of sweeping views of red and golden hues. The train travels through a long tunnel underneath the mountain and has stopovers in the former town of Spruce, West Virginia and the High Falls of the Cheat, a waterfall located in a remote and pristine setting. Choose from a 35 mile, 2.5-hour trip or the 120 miles, 8.5-hour trip. Each trip includes lunch.

Fall excursions are September 26th to October 27th, Thursday through Sunday. Rates start at $81 for adults, $71 for children ages 4 through 11, and free for children ages 3 and under.

To plan your excursion, call (304) 636-9477.


New Tygart Flyer

The New Tygart Flyer is a vintage diesel-powered passenger train, taking guests from Elkins Depot and along Shavers Fork of the Cheat River to the High Falls of Cheat. The excursion is 4 hours and 48-mile round-trip. Passengers can also upgrade their ticket for extra perks like a private train host and adult beverages. Trips are Tuesday through Sunday from September 24th to October 27th.

Book your trip by calling (304) 636-9477.


Durbin Rocket

Powered by a coal-fired steam engine, the Durbin Rocket carries passengers through of the Monongahela National Forest and northern Pocahontas County. This ride is popular among families with young children for its shorter length in time (2 hours) and distance (10.5 miles), and free movement in the cars. The journey provides terrific views of mountains and rivers including the Greenbrier River. 

Fall trips are Tuesdays through Sundays from September 24th to October 27th. Rates start at $31 for adults, $21 for children ages 4 through 11, and free for children ages 3 and under.

Contact (304) 636-9477 to reserve your trip on the Durbin Rocket.


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