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Babcock State Park offers its guests 4,127 acres of serene, yet rugged beauty, a fast flowing trout stream in a boulder-strewn canyon and mountainous vistas to be viewed from several scenic overlooks. All of this variety is located adjacent to the New River Gorge National 'River and the heart of the whitewater rafting industry of West Virginia.

Beautiful and not for children.

hiking
17 days ago

I did not expect such a spectacular view of the bridge at the end of this hike. My boyfriend and I did this hike in late August of this year, and didn't have a hard time with it at all. Just make sure to pack plenty of water if you go in warm weather. We did see a few others on the trail during our hike, but were alone at the summit, which gave us time to relax and take in the view.

Very easy trail, was not expecting such a great pay off at the end. The view is outstanding and the hike was moderately busy. We had the summit to ourselves for about 30 minutes before we left.

Awesome trail and a beautiful view

hiking
1 month ago

The view is worth the hike.

Beautiful vista!

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy trail, as well as beautiful! It's worth every second!

Well marked, well maintained with a beautiful view of the New River Gorge Bridge. Nice trail getting there. First 3/4 of trail is fairly easy. Last part is moderately difficult. At the end the trail narrows and has drop offs at both sides. I would not recommend trail for wee ones because of this. It's a popular trail. I saw many dog walkers there. we'll worth the hike.

I love the ending view and the trail itself isn't too hard for the average person

3 months ago

Amazing diverse trail great for a final day quick hike!

great trail and amazing view at the end.

hiking
3 months ago

Relatively easy trail. Gorgeous views.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Easy out and back with a great view at the end.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail with stunning views!

Awesome views

walking
5 months ago