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A River Runs Through It A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The park encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
I fully agree with what is said on this trail description; I did it hiking and it is also a very enjoyable experience. The scenery is beautiful, and yes, the wooden bridges and some remains of the tracks add to the scenery. One can imagine how it looked like a century ago!
My boyfriend and I did this hike in late August and had a great time. The hike was relatively easy, and the views were amazing. We took a little bit of time to explore the climbing access ladders that lead to a lower level of the cliffside. Bring plenty of water, especially in hot weather, and bug spray to ward off the mosquitoes!
We were visiting the New River Gorge Visitor's Center, and had actually planned to hike another trail close by, when someone mentioned this trail to my wife. I don't know who that person was, but I want to thank them for turning us on to this wonderful experience. The trail was relatively easy, including about 0.5 miles on the lightly traveled road, between trail heads. The views were spectacular! Though the fall colors were not at peak, the river was dazzling, and the ridge line was awesome!