Guest River Trail

EASY 22 reviews
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Guest River Trail is a 12 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coeburn, Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.0 miles
990 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


This trail follows the Guest River through a rugged and remote gorge in the Jefferson National Forest. The trail itself is a multi-use trail allowing for walking, jogging, hiking, and biking (gravel surface). Trail passes by numerous small waterfalls and provides fantastic views of rapids along the river, as well as house-sized boulders and massive sandstone cliffs within the gorge. The gorge itself contains an incredible array of wildlife, which may be seen during almost all times of year along the trail, and the river provides an excellent overview of the historical role of water in shaping the southwest Virginia landscape.

mountain biking
10 days ago

Beautiful scenery on this trail!

1 month ago

Have walked this trail numerous times since I was a teenager. Very easy & is graveled the entire way. This is actually an old railway that was converted into a trail. Has an old railroad tunnel & trussell that is now a foot bridge. Probably the widest trail I have ever been on. It is great for hiking, biking, & walking the dog. Also has several popular swimming holes along the way. Overall a very nice trail.

9 months ago

I enjoy this walking trail!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

great views easy walk.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Nice easy trail !!!

trail running
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

This was my first time on this trail. I loved every minute of it. Beautiful trail as it winds with the river below. The tunnel is very cool to go through. It is easy running and I can't wait to go back.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Great place to take a leisurely hike. Very peaceful and easy.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nice, easy, well maintained gravel road for hiking or biking. Its very scenic with the Cliffs on one side and the river on the other.

road biking
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nice easy ride for me and the wife

Thursday, April 25, 2013

An easy trail to navigate as it is a rails to trails path. The grade into the gorge is very gradual. There are a few waterfalls along the way, and a little shady picnic area about halfway into the gorge. Plan on about half day if you walk entire 11.6 miles.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Worth the trip - nice short day hike...what's not to like?

mountain biking
2 months ago

7 months ago

recorded short walk

8 months ago

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