Explore the most popular wildlife trails in New River Gorge National River with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
19 hours ago

✅off my bucket list! Everyone on this trail was so nice.

hiking
13 days ago

A moderately difficult hike if you’re not accustomed to a slow rise in elevation If you’re a hiker it’s a quick hike to a spectacular vista. I will go back every time I visit the park.

hiking
19 days ago

This was amazing! So many great views! Easy hike and not too difficult. Took a TON of pictures. With that being said the wall does open up a lot to the valley so a wide angle lens will be brought with me next time!

hiking
25 days ago

Nice wide trail making hiking with pets a breeze! Pretty view following the river!

hiking
26 days ago

you don't have to be a climber to enjoy this trail but it sure helps!

30 days ago

Loved this trail!

Good Trail. Could have been better, only being about 3 miles and you can’t go in and go out it just loops. Good trail if you want terrain. Lot of roots in the path though.

hiking
1 month ago

Great short trail to hike. Beautiful views of the New River Valley

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Well kept

1 month ago

Beautiful trail with many look-over points.

Great hike all down and state back up !

1 month ago

Probably one of my favorite trails ever! Highly recommend taking the climbing detours - the ladders can be intimidating, but it’s a fantastic adventure to literally climb up and down the cliff face. A great experience. You bet I’ll be hiking this one again!

on Kaymoor Trail

1 month ago

One of the most remarkable hikes I've ever been on. Don't be discouraged by the stairs.. the ruins at the bottom are amazing and so interesting to see. The buildings were abandoned in the 60s and are now inaccessible to go inside. The top of the trail is incredibly steep at times but it's so worth it. I can't wait to do this again, I love WV!

on Stone Cliff Trail

hiking
1 month ago

We went on a whim along this trail with our dog. It’s a very interesting walk down then back up to about 300 ft around a bend in the river. There were several nice waterfalls/streams to cross by stepping on rocks, the waterfalls trickle down from way up on the hill. We went further than the posted trail, around the bend looking for what might be a “stone cliff”, but we only found large boulders that had fallen down on to the trail. Another person mentioned a growel from the woods, we also heard it too past where the trail was supposed to end. We guessed it to be a large wildcat of some kind, but we did not see it. We decided to turn around and go back shortly after the noise. We then get on here to post a review and read another person’s post with a similar story. We recommend not going alone if you’re going to past the lower trail and up the final incline.

hiking
1 month ago

We love the trails in this area! This is a fantastic trail to do with some awesome views!

Easy hike. The best views you can just drive to them. Not challenging or satisfying

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views of the gorge and river below. Great for hikers and climbers. The trail is easy to follow. Some spots get muddy during rain season and get over grown with shrubs during those seasons, but the path is still clear. 7 and 12 yr old loved it! Great to watch birds as well. About 1/2 a mile must be walked to get back to either parking lots. Be careful walking local road.

Great trail but it was to slippery to continue down the rocky steps with my dog safely. But the snow made for some beautiful picture but it trail was very easy to find and parking with a restroom was about 50 yards from the trail head

Easy short hike to breathtaking views. We went the morning after a rainfall and it was muddy and slippery so be cautious!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, I have hiked it many times. Beautiful views of the Gorge, the bridge, and of rhododendrons. Great for rock-climbing as well. The trail is on the 2nd largest natural rock wall formation in the world.

hiking
2 months ago

Great exercise and would only do this once only because you literally do a mountain of stairs only to end up in ruins and then u get to turn it around and walk all the back up a million flights of stairs. It was fun and a unique experience. But if you have dogs make sure they are capable of it bexause it's pretty intense. Hard is the perfect rating for this.

hiking
2 months ago

Not for the faint of heart (seriously, you need to be in decent cardio shape and at least slightly athletic)! Very cool historical trail - the mining ruins are pretty awesome especially on an overcast day. Wear good shoes as the trail is steep and easy to roll ankles on. And bring plenty of water. You’ll burn some serious calories if you go to the river and back. Overall pretty fun and you’ll feel majorly accomplished at the end.

hiking
2 months ago

I am not in great shape but I’m adventurous and young so I went for it. So I’m a super beginner and didn’t listen to others on how difficult this was. It was daylight when I started and then by the time I finished it was completely dark

Very wet, but it had been raining a ton. The dog liked the trail. Nice forest, but nothing spectacular.

Beautiful streams and gorgeous views. great short hike.

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked this 2.17.18 and it is very easy. The hike only takes an hour or so but with all of the great views, it took me closer to 2.5 hours. Diamond Point is one of the last overlooks and I'd plan on spending some time here. Great view and somewhat larger area where you can stop and have lunch or whatever. Well worth the time. This is a loop but the last 0.5 mile you need to walk down the main road to the parking lot where you parked. I was a bit confused at first and thought that I had gone the wrong way, but it was all good.

Beautiful trail and beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago

December 28th there was a dusting of snow. We brought YakTrax but did not need them. Many beautiful outlooks over the New River Gorge. Trail in excellent condition. Great hike!

4 months ago

great trail awesome views, especially when the train is running.

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