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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.

Physically demanding hike but the trail and steps are well maintained. There is a path behind the town that goes all the way down to the river also.

hiking
2 days ago

Absolutely loved this hike, but I'm a sucker for historical sites and old buildings. The stairs were a challenge but definitely doable.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

I love this trail! It's fun and has beautiful views.

So beautiful !! If you're looking for a trail to unwind and get back to the splendor of nature this is it. The views are breathtaking. I've not seen so much rhododendron in one place.

hiking
9 days ago

Short, easy lollipop loop. Make sure you turn left at 0.3 miles to head into the forest, not right to head into the prairie. Although you are near the edge of the gorge, there are no views. There are some nice beech and hemlock trees.

hiking
15 days ago

Very nice, mostly shaded hike. Waterless restrooms at both ends of the trail head which appear to be cleaned daily. Great views of the gorge from the cliff outcrops. Be prepared for snakes along the trail. Within two hours we encountered 3 snakes although, this time, none venomous. I would recommend starting your hike from the second trail head on the east side as parking seems less of a problem.

15 days ago

Awesome trail, very neatly kept with great views!

Grandview is a hidden gem on the New River Gorge, up river from the bridge but well worth the short drive to get there. the park is well-maintained and the trails are smooth and wide. Park by the Visitor's Center and take in the nearby overlook for a great panorama of the gorge. Then head north along the Turkey Spur trail that will take you to another great observation deck with views in several directions. About half way to Turkey Spur there will be gorge overlooks where you can see an oxbow loop around Backus Mountain or War Ridge across the gorge. I was quite impressed with this park, the trail network, and the overlooks.

This is a short boardwalk to the upper viewing area and then down a long wooden stairs to the lower and better viewpoint. I recommend going very early in the morning while the mist is in the gorge and there's better sunlight on the bridge.

hiking
15 days ago

The Endless Wall trail is a loop. I hiked it in a clockwise direction to keep the New River Gorge bridge ahead of me. Park in the upper (easternmost) parking lot. The trail is a dirt trail of reasonable width with many short spur trails leading out to rock outcroppings affording expansive vistas for photography. None of the outcroppings have fences so be careful and watch the younger ones. Most of the trail is lined with rhododendron and mountain laurel so it is particularly photogenic in late-May and early-June. Across the gorge you'll see the Long Point Overlook outcropping. The trail takes you back to the same road but at the foot of the hill. Turn right, walk up the hill on the side of the road to reach the parking lot where you started.

Excellent trail! Wouldn't rate it as hard though.

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17 days ago

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21 days ago

Awesome did the 800 some steps down to the abandoned coal town it was a wonderful time so much beauty there will definitely go back again !

Better than Long Point in my opinion.

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24 days ago

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