Piney View, West Virginia

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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 near Beckley, West Virginia, named for its scenic views of the Piney Creek Gorge. Its population in 2010 was estimated at 989 residents.

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

About the Piney Creek Gorge

A tributary of the New River, the Piney Creek forms a steep-walled gorge where it descends through the north-central highlands of Raleigh County, a region of otherwise pastured tablelands underlain by a thick layer of sandstone. The sandstone layer forms high cliffs that line the rim of the gorge in places more than a thousand feet above Piney Creek itself.


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.


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.