Piney View, West Virginia

A barn sits in an upland meadow at Piney View, a rural residential community near Beckley, W.Va. (Photo by D. Sibray)

Piney View, WV (West Virginia), is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County named for its scenic views of the Piney Creek Gorge.

Elevation: 2,321 feet
Population: 989 in 2010

The community is located on a tableland east of Batoff Mountain adjacent to the New River Gorge National River. Highway WV-41 runs through the upland area of the community and descends the route of the old Quinnimont Turnpike to the river.

Coal mines once operated nearby, though the area was principally farmland. In the 1930s, it became a rural and residential suburb of Beckley. It is a drive of fewer than five minutes by highway from the city of Beckley, the center of a five-county market area of more than 200,000 residents.

The community is known for its pleasant upland climate and frequent morning and evening mists that travel west from the gorge.


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Lodging near Piney View, West Virginia

B&Bs and airbnbs and cabins in the area are often operating at capacity during ski season in January and during summer whitewater season and welcome guests in plenty during the autumn leaf change, which peaks in late October.


Location

Piney View is located six miles southeast of Mount Hope, West Virginia, and six miles northeast of Beckley, West Virginia, and two miles north of Stanaford, West Virginia. It is five miles south of the Bechtel National Scouting Reserve.


Map of Piney View, West Virginia


Regional Information

Piney View is located in the New River Gorge Region in southern West Virginia.

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