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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.
Easier hike with minimal incline. We parked at the second trail head and hiked to the first, then doubled back. There are several places to take in the gorgeous views of the gorge. You can even see the bridge in the distance at a couple of the overlooks. From the second trail head (and by second I mean the second you come to on Lansing-Edmond Road heading East), it is a short walk to get to the first views, so if that is your goal you can make this a much shorter hike. The stretch from the gorge's edge to the first trail head does go through some beautiful forest, though.
This is my all time favorite trail. My fiance and I have done it a couple of times. We start at the New River end and go up to Kate's Falls before we turn around. Glade Creek is beautiful the entire way. It's not a very difficult trail, but there are some parts that are usually quite muddy, so bring some good waterproof shoes/boots.