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Best trails in New River Gorge National River

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Looking for a great trail in New River Gorge National River, West Virginia? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 11 easy trails in New River Gorge National River ranging from 0.6 to 6.1 miles and from 1,046 to 2,516 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in New River Gorge National River
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Top trails (23)
#1 - Endless Wall Trail
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Note: This trail is only a loop if you return to your car by walking along the road for the last quarter mile. If you prefer to stay along the trail, follow the route shown on the map and hike it as aShow more
#2 - Long Point Trail
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Long Point Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fayetteville, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking andShow more
#3 - Kaymoor Miner's Trail
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
A steep hike down to the old kaymore mine. Then once at the mines you will follow an old mine rail trail through various views, waterfalls and cliffs. Be prepared for the walk back!Show more
#4 - Grandview Rim Trail to Turkey Spur Rock
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
An easy to moderate hike with stunning river views. The most challenging part of the hike will be stairs bringing you up to the overlook.Show more
#5 - Glade Creek: New River to Pinch Creek
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 5 h 46 m
Glade Creek: New River to Pinch Creek is a 12 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Beaver, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a numbShow more
#6 - Canyon Rim Overlook Boardwalk
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 19 m
This boardwalk offers scenic views of the gorge and New River Gorge Bridge. An easy walk on a fully assessable ramp leads to the first viewing point, while 178 steps descend to the lower overlook. TheShow more
#7 - Waterfalls of the New River & Greenbrier Valley Region
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
Waterfalls of the New River & Greenbrier Valley Region is a 0.4 mile out and back trail located near Hinton, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primShow more
#8 - Rend Trail
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
Start out at the parking lot that is gravel by the train station then head on the pavement towards the Thurmond-Mindon trail head. From then on it is a slight railroad grade climb. There are several Show more
#9 - Castle Rock Trail
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 1 mi
Castle Rock Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Beaver, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#10 - Keeneys Creek to Nuttallburg
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Keeneys Creek to Nuttallburg is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Edmond, West Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
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