Guest River Trail

EASY 18 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.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1476 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
20 days ago

I enjoy this walking trail!

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

great views easy walk.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy trail !!!

trail running
9 months ago

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.

11 months ago

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

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

hiking
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.

hiking
Friday, June 24, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

road biking
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nice easy ride for me and the wife

hiking
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

hiking
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.

hiking
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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