Explore the most popular trails near Beaver with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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4 days ago

Wow. This is a beautiful trail. Did the full out and back and it was a treat. Following the Glade Creek the full way provide ample opportunity to go swimming or to sit back and listen to the water. What a great hike!

For this trail being my first solo adventure, I would definitely say this is an awesome hike and location. You have several places to see the awesome view so if you want to stop and turn around, you can. I probably would rate it as a moderate, not easy, level trail because there are some treacherous drop offs and I definitely didn’t want to look down especially on my way back and I wouldn’t want to bring my dog either. A lot of it is along side the road so you can cheat if you want (I didn’t) but I saw a lot of people that were so that is kind of lame. Oh and there was a very large tree blocking the path but it’s super easy to get around it. Cheers

This was an awesome trail! It wasn’t very long, so I was able to do it before my other plans later that afternoon. Many gorgeous views along the way to stop at and take pictures. Easy hike overall, as another reviewer said, the toughest part is the stairs, but overall not bad at all.

One confusing area was I got to the road and thought I had made a wrong turn so I went back and then realized I hadn’t. I just needed to go a bit further and the trail does follow the road down to Turkey Spur Rock.

The only reason 4 stars and not 5 is because there are other trails I enjoy more, but I will definitely be going on this trail again.

Easy hike. The best views you can just drive to them. Not challenging or satisfying

Amazing trail!!!

Relatively easy trail with a fair amount of vistas showing the Gorge the whole way. Take the road on the way back for a beautiful pine tree tunnel!

Beautiful views along the trail and the only strenuous part seemed to be the stairs. Great rocks on the way as well even though someone wrote "Bong Rip Cove" on one of them

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

We did Castle Rock to Grandview and back. Castle Rock was challenging. Grandview was nice with some amazing views.

I loved the scenery

Friday, July 28, 2017

Love these trails

where is the trailhead on the new river side?

on Laurel Creek Loop

Friday, June 23, 2017

It's good!

Grandview is a hidden gem on the New River Gorge, up river from the bridge but well worth the short drive to get there. the park is well-maintained and the trails are smooth and wide. Park by the Visitor's Center and take in the nearby overlook for a great panorama of the gorge. Then head north along the Turkey Spur trail that will take you to another great observation deck with views in several directions. About half way to Turkey Spur there will be gorge overlooks where you can see an oxbow loop around Backus Mountain or War Ridge across the gorge. I was quite impressed with this park, the trail network, and the overlooks.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Excellent trail! Wouldn't rate it as hard though.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The water was so high today, you could barley tell there was a falls there, but it was still beautiful and we still got in at one of the lower parts, this trail is my favorite and it's absolutely beautiful

This is where my husband proposed to me at

Gorgeous hike! We were a little too early for the rhododendrons, but we have every intention of going back when they're in bloom!

This is a great trail with many scenic views of the creek. Out and back is closer to 11.2 miles, and the elevation incline is mostly very gentle. There is a section of trail washed away and it requires you to walk in some water to get across. This is no problem as long as your shoes are waterproof.

Ran this trail today. Tree was down on the road to the trailhead so had about an extra mile run to the trail. We win this a few times of year. Great for an out and back run. Great views.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

We went about halfway up from the New River trailhead. Lovely. Almost all the way was easy walking on what appears to be an old logging road along the "creek". Wet in places. You can hear and see the creek the whole time. Lovely steel bridge 2.5-3 miles up from the New River end.

At the beginning of the trail, there are two options. If you take the lower trail, just below the rim (marked #4 on the official trail maps), you are rewarded with a spectacular, rugged, difficult (but short, ~0.4 mile) hike that then joins with the main trail (#5) on top of the rim. Or you can take the #5 trail the whole way. Most of #5 trail is easy walking in very pleasant woods and rhododendrons. The views are truly spectacular. Great hike.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Amazing scenery. I turned around about half way up but I did get to see a lot of beautiful waterfalls and stone formations.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Beautiful. I do not give many five stars, but this could be a six star. I wish I had read the reviews firs because it was muddy in a couple places. The waterfalls were beautiful.

One of our favorites in the area. Very pretty hike, not too strenuous.

This is my all time favorite trail. My fiance and I have done it a couple of times. We start at the New River end and go up to Kate's Falls before we turn around. Glade Creek is beautiful the entire way. It's not a very difficult trail, but there are some parts that are usually quite muddy, so bring some good waterproof shoes/boots.

Loved the trail. Scenic, multiple waterfalls. Too cold to take advantage of the multiple swimming holes available (one with a rope swing), but summer is coming. If you don't arrange two cars, the out and back is a solid 12+ miles with detours. Lower trailer on New River end, more scenic, with higher concentration of waterfalls. Trail can be muddy, it hasn't rained in weeks but runoff made me wish I had boots.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Great trail with wonderful views. Nice waterfall near the lower (New River) end.

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