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this is a great trail. my wife and I did this trail and thought it was kind of boring at first but the end results are breathtaking. i would recommend hiking boots, there are some ankle eaters along this trail.

Great trail.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice trail, heavy rains left a stream to cross. Lots of rocks to walk on.

Spot on for the rating of moderate, it’s a good hike !!! The scenery, views and photo ops are simply superb. One of my favorite trails in WV. ❤️

Amazing views and photo ops, lots of steps but point your camera and shoot and you have a postcard !!!!

great view

Very pretty area, good for a quick hike. Raven’s Rock was my favorite trail (That’s where everyone gets those cool pictures)

Awesome hike. Loved the feeling of using my trekking poles with the rocks on the final section of the top. Really cool view and very good trail, from some of the reviews I was off-putted, however, my girlfriend suggested we still go and I’m glad we did. We went on a Monday and only saw a few people and one person at the top who kindly left for us. We were at the top for about 30 minutes. No one came up. Highly recommend.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful park and scenery!

this was an easy trail. nice view of the bridge from the rock you can stand on. great hike

The view was great from this trail. Not hard at all only a few uphills at the end. For good light if taking photos, recommend earlier morning, before noon. I was there between 5pm and 7pm and could get very good light for photos. We at lunch at the Cathedral Cafe and it was really good. Even from the Visitor center over looks, photos are best before noon. "Take a Hike to see at Site". I love hiking to see a wonderful view. ENJOY

Nice trail with a very rewarding view at the end. We had alot of traffic but I imagine it's because bridge day is coming up. Gets a little rocky at one point so watch your step.

walking
1 month ago

This is one of those hikes where the views from the info center are better than from the top of the mountain. There were way too many people for my taste, and they were the kind that just sit at the top, hogging the mountain top to themselves. This is just a simple tourist attraction, nothing worth climbing unless you want to weave around the non-hikers out for a walk and wait for a chance to climb the rocks on top. This is also a gravel path, so it really can't even be called a hike. Took and hour for me to go up and down and so far it's been a least favorite adventure of mine.

Good views from the landing up top. It took about an hour and 10 minutes round-trip.

This is a beautiful little walk that can have some of the best reflection photos anywhere.

Always awesome

Easy trail with a few stairs that take you down to one very nice view of the gorge, the New River, and the bridge. Easy access from the visitor center. Be sure to go into the visitors center, the staff is very helpful on your adventures into this beautiful area.

hiking
1 month ago

A very nice view of the bridge and gorge! Logged 3.4 mile roundtrip from the Kaymoor Top parking lot. Trail was muddy in a few spots and the creek crossing was easy to cross. Note: the main parking lot for this trail is temporarily closed while they do improvements!

walking
1 month ago

Cute little walk and a great little ride around the loop! Stopped as a pit stop on our way to the lake!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is well traveled. They have been working on this trail and Improvements are in the final completion stage. It has a great view of the New River Gorge and Bridge at the end on a big rock outcropping.

Did it in the rain and the clouds are the top we’re breathtaking. Want to do it again when the sun is out. Beautiful!!!!

Nice and flat out to Judy Springs from the trailhead. Plenty of camping options along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

My favorite hike!!! I moved away 10 years ago but when I visit home I always try to make this hike. The views are gorgeous.

it has a very great view at the end. The trail is well shaded.

We completed this as a group of twelve, including an 8-year-old, 9-year-old, and four teenagers. There are blue signposts along the way giving you information about how Seneca Rocks was formed from sedimentary rock, tree slide, iron ore, etc. The little kids had to stop and read each one, which was annoying at first because they’re pretty close together, but then they were awesome as us parents needed to stop and catch our breath. The signposts stopped when the switchbacks became really steep, unfortunately. We were three out of shape Moms, and we stopped at the top of each switchback to catch our breath. Although the trail is in a forest setting, we found it to be beautiful with great views along the way. At the end of the trek, you will arrive at an observation deck which looks out over the valley. We stopped, took a million pics, had some snacks and headed back down. You have the option of climbing up some rocks, and the older kids and the younger adults in our group did just that. With the warnings about the deaths over the years, most of us stayed on the deck. As previously mentioned, you cannot really see Seneca Rocks on this trail. That was a little disappointing, but expected, as we’d read the reviews. Bring lots of water on this hike if you’re even slightly out of shape.

hiking
2 months ago

This has to be the coolest rock in West Virginia! I went here on a whim and was pleasantly surprised to find a switchback trail leading to the very top (where the brave can advance beyond the lookout). I never expected to find a hike like this in this part of the country, as the top of the rock reminds me of Angel's Landing in Utah. It's a tough hike, but can be done by anyone in alright-shape by taking it slow.

Absolutely beautiful view! Well worth the climb.

Wonderful hike with lots of altitude! Def got my heart racing. We finished it up with a rest at the top in about 2 hours.

switch backs almost all the way up but beautiful views from the top

Good trail, great views!

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