Canyon Rim Overlook Boardwalk

EASY 16 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.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

nature trips

walking

river

views

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.

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hiking
4 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.

4 months ago

8 months ago

nature trips
11 months ago

Nice overlook to see the bridge

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Easy family hike to a scenic overlook of the gorge.

Monday, June 20, 2016

walking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

walking
Monday, May 30, 2016

has good views of the bridge and the new river

Saturday, February 27, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

I did this back over the summer. Great views!

hiking
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Great views of the bridge.

Monday, September 21, 2015

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

walking
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.