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.
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.
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.