Canyon Rim Overlook Boardwalk

EASY 19 reviews

Canyon Rim Overlook Boardwalk is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lansing, West Virginia that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles
121 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips




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. The trail starts at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center parking lot off U.S. Route 19 in Lansing. For the Boardwalk Trail, park in the visitor center parking area and follow the paved sidewalk that leads west (away from the Visitor Center). Drop down a long flight of wooden stairs to a dramatic overlook of the Gorge and the Bridge.

1 month ago

its been redone recently. looks great

5 months ago

Breathtaking view

5 months ago

Amazing views!!

10 months ago

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.

nature trips
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Nice overlook to see the bridge

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Easy family hike to a scenic overlook of the gorge.

Monday, May 30, 2016

has good views of the bridge and the new river

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

I did this back over the summer. Great views!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Great views of the bridge.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Awesome views. Stairs can be killer but well worth it.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Not a bad hike/ walk. The wooden boardwalk is a set of stairs that takes you down to an amazing overlook of the New River Gorge and the Bridge.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015