Directions

 

From Cumberland, Maryland

From I-68 on the cross-town bridge over Cumberland, take Industrial Blvd/Airport Exit.

As you merge onto Industrial Blvd., stay in the right lane.

Take Canal Parkway Exit and continue on the Parkway until crossing the Potomac River Bridge into West Virginia. Canal Parkway becomes West Virginia Route 28 after crossing the bridge. Entrance to Cumberland Regional Airport is located the left after crossing the bridge.

Continue south on Route 28 for approximately 2.5 miles to Heavener Road. Route 28 Auto Sales is located at this intersection.

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Heavener Road at Route 28 Auto Sales

Travel 0.2 miles to the top of the hill on Heavener Road (paved road)

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Heavener Road

At the top of the hill, turn left onto the unpaved road (Commercial road sign says Thicket Road, but there is a wooden sign on tree that says Ridge Road).

Ridge Road (unpaved)

This road has several names: Thicket or Ridge Road or Old Ridgeley Road (unpaved)

Continue 0.3 miles on this road, until you cross under the power lines.

Power Lines

Power Lines

Turn left onto Sunny Side Drive.

Sunny Side Drive

Sunny Side Drive

Travel 0.1 miles to the divide and stay to the right at the divide.

Divide in road

Divide in road

Continue on this road 1.2 miles to the top of the mountain.

This part of road does not appear on Google or iMaps.

This part of road does not appear on Google or iMaps.

There is a hairpin turn about half way up.

Approaching hairpin turn.

Approaching hairpin turn.

Hairpin turn.

Hairpin turn.

View from the top!

West view from HighPoint Aitfield

West view from HighPoint Aitfield