Looking for a great trail near Beaver, West Virginia? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, forest trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in New River Gorge National River, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Brady Run Park or Gypsy Glen Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Beaver ranging from 0.8 to 3.3 miles and from 2,431 to 2,608 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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This trail was beautiful. Large rocks for climbing, my toddlers handled it with ease, and stunning views. Can't wait to go back again. Wooden stairs are slippery when wet.

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muddy
rocky
washed out
16 days ago

Great waterfall 5 miles up. pretty Rocky and can get muddy. water proof ankle high shoes suggested if wet. poles are handy for wading through the swampy bits. mosquitoes are around but weren't crazy with bug spray. plenty of great views and the incline is very gradual. primitive campsites found along the trail. You could make this a multi-day trip by following trails at the end of this one.

Easy trail. Beautiful views!

Loved this trail. Plenty to see- interesting rock walls, wildflowers and views of the river far below. Recommend good boots with ankle support.

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blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

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rocky
2 months ago

this is an OK trail. it is pretty in spots, but others line a roadway. there are some place to lookout over the river below. but it's a lot of uneventful walking between views. if you need your "steps" then it's a good walk. if you need a hike then try endless wall or something else.

Wow! the magnolia bushes that line this mountainside are impressive. I walked this last week (April 2019) and wish I could come back in May. the trees had not quite bloomed yet. this path is moderately hard. wear shoes with good treds. not recommended to try this in tennis shoes or cowboy boots.

The Glade Creek trail can only be the first leg of the trip. The trail feeds into 2 other trails not on this map. If you look at my trek, you can see it goes further. That being said. It’s a bit harder. But worth the extra effort. It can be a 3 day trip no problem. Glade Creek I seen several people, but on the other 2 I didn’t see a soul. So if that’s what you’re looking for try it. (That’s what I wanted).

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blowdown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Really fun trail, but not easy as all. Lots of climbing over and thru boulders with enormous overhangs above. At this point, there's a tree down across the trail to clamber over, too.

The camping location we used is definitely the best group spot on the trail, lots of single site locations too. Doesn't seem to see a lot of overnight camping, only negative is the campsites are really close to the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Love this trail, it's so beautiful! It's all along the creek though so be prepared for bugs.

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blowdown
bridge out
muddy
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Fun trail if you have waterproof boots. When the bridges are out (often), there's some shallow wading required.

hiking
blowdown
rocky
3 months ago

Amazing trail! We went counter clockwise which brought a little more elevation but made for a treat at the overlook. Lots of rocks, and boulders. Large down tree about .6 miles in. -Lots of great climbing opportunity for those of you who dare!

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muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
4 months ago

Lots of scrambling up and down rocks, and heavy banks of icicles hanging overhead, breaking off and falling, and long icy patches in Feb. I'll give it another go in summer.

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blowdown
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Fun trail with a variety of surface areas. There are rocky areas to clamber over, muddy stream beds to navigate, a spot where there's no visible trail ( which makes AllTrails invaluable), and long stretches of easy walking. There are lots of deer and I saw a pair of large owls. Much of the trail is just a few feet off a paved road, which is helpful when you run out of time.

Awesome!!! Definitely not “HARD” moderate at best in spots. Fanfreakintastic views of the creak the whole way. Definitely dog friendly, just please leash your dogs.

Rocky and fun lots of beautiful spots to look out along the way

Great trail along a beautiful stream

Did as a day hike for bridge day weekend .. Great views for stream the whole way .. want to do a overnight hiking n fishing trip now

Nice trail, I logged 11.6 roundtrip miles starting from the trailhead near I-64 and hiking all the way to the waters edge of the New River, this mileage included the spur trail to Kate's Falls. There were a few trees down but not hard to get around or over. The trail was also a little muddy and slippery but nothing extreme! Met a few other hikers on the trail and enjoyed stopping and chatting with them for a few minutes. The rating for this trail is no where near hard. The trail is fairly level with a slight grade with a few places where you climb up and over rock outcroppings, but again, nothing extreme. The rating on this trail needs to be changed to moderate but it would be a very low moderate, I will see what I can do to edit the rating. Happy trails fellow hikers!

8 months ago

Beautiful views very clean facilities.

hiking
9 months 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.

hiking
Thursday, March 29, 2018

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

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Amazing trail!!!

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

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!

hiking
Friday, December 29, 2017

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

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