Kaymoor Trail

HARD 45 reviews

Kaymoor Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fayetteville, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

cave

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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!

hiking
22 hours ago

Hard hike back up the mountain, but really cool stuff at the bottom. It was worth it for me. The views from the top are wonderfully amazing though.

hiking
11 days ago

Definitely a challenge. We went on a rainy day and there are several places where you must step down rocks. The rain made the rocks a little slippery in some places, so make sure you have good shoes! The trail had many visitors while we were there and it was not an ideal hiking day, so expect company on a nice weekend.

hiking
22 days ago

Short, but grueling hike.

hiking
22 days ago

The waterfall stop is really neat. There's a cool place to observe a cliff side near the waterfall which was beautiful. Once you get down the hill, you are lead to some historic things about mining and such which really take you back in time. Then, you descend quite A BIT of stairs. after the stairs, though, there isn't really much unless you kind of "make" your own path. We walked all the way down the mountain til we reaches railroad tracks. The hike back up the hill was a treacherous workout, but i would do it again simply for the waterfall.

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail. A little difficult. Definitely explore when you get to the bottom of the stairs. Gorgeous.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Loved this hike. Make sure you are in decent shape for the stairs or go slow.

**do not stop at the end of the trail, walk down the the river and enjoy lunch!**

2 months ago

2 months ago

love this trail, come in from the side for the whole family or for a more difficult challenge come in from the top

hiking
2 months ago

This was the very first Trail I ever hiked. It was much more than I had bargained for but it was amazing. Growing up only 30 minutes away from Fayetteville, I never knew any of this was so close by! All of the old historical coal mining equipment, buildings, & signs really do this coal miners daughter's heart good! However, the stairs are a nightmare but it's worth it! I wish I would have hiked earlier in my life because it's become my favorite hobby & there's no place I'd rather be than in the mountains exploring Wild & Wonderful, WV!

PS watch out for snakes! There were at least 3 that I know of that were seen the day we hiked it. & I spotted one for myself in the old buggy sitting outside of the coal mine (which you'll want to get up close to, because it's a natural air conditioner!)

4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

strenuous hike back up from Kaymoor bottom.

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

Long way down, even longer back up. Not worth the trip all the way down the 800 steps.

hiking
10 months ago

Fun family hike, great views... Kids enjoyed stretching their legs on our way to NY from GA

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome!

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Be ready for a workout with the steps!!! Nice history.

10 months ago

Challenging trail but the historical sotes are worth it