Byways in Virginia

America's Byways Collection

Additional Byways

  • Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway Route 39
  • Back of the Dragon
  • Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge
  • Christiana Highway
  • Clarke County Scenic Driving Tour
  • Cumberland Mountain Scenic Drive
  • Daniel Boone Wilderness Road
  • Eastern Highlands Loop
  • Highlands Scenic Byway
  • Hopewell Road Byway Route 601
  • John Marshall Highway
  • Lake Gaston Byway
  • Lee’s Retreat
  • Midland Trail (US Route 60 VA)
  • Mount Rogers Scenic Byway
  • Nelson Scenic Loop
  • Patrick Henry Highway
  • Prince William Scenic Roads
  • Roanoke Scenic Drive
  • Route 5 James River Plantations
  • Shenandoah Wilderness Great Wagon Road
  • Snickersville Turnpike
  • The Crooked Road
  • Thomas Jefferson Parkway
  • Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • Virginia Coal Heritage Trail
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National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads are designated by the Federal Department of Transportation and become part of the America’s Byways® collection. To become an official National Scenic Byways, qualifying roads must have one of the following six “intrinsic qualities”: 1. Scenic, 2. Historic, 3. Archeological, 4. Recreational, 5. Cultural, or 6. Natural. To become an All-American Road, two or more of these unique intrinsic qualities must be present (along with a more comprehensive “corridor management plan”). State-level byways are most frequently designated by the State Department of Transportation (DOT), but can also be designated by federal agencies (at the state level) such as the US Forest Service, NPS, BLM, USACE, US Fish & Wildlife, as well as by tribal organizations.

*Byways in the America’s Byways collection with an asterisk are All-American Roads.