Best trails in Lansing, West Virginia

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Explore the most popular trails near Lansing 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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Map of trails in Lansing, West Virginia
Top trails (3)
#1 - Endless Wall Trail
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Note: This trail is only a loop if you return to your car by walking along the road for the last quarter mile. If you prefer to stay along the trail, follow the route shown on the map and hike it as an out and back. This trail starts in a dense forest full of moss small streams. As you continue upwards towards the ridge of the gorge, the forest turns into deep groves of laurel. Once you reach the top, there are endless rocks you can climb on to view the river below. Be careful, as there are some holes near the rocks that have been covered with leaves and are easy to slip into. Do not park along the side of the road as cars commonly get towed from here.Show more
#2 - Canyon Rim Overlook Boardwalk
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 14 m
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. Accessibility: To the overlook of the bridge before the staircase the trail is wheelchair/mobility equipment and stroller friendly with an estimated mostly gentle grade of 4% or less. The surface is paved concrete and typically at least four feet wide. Users have reported that the viewpoint to the right is the wheelchair and stroller friendly one but to the left there are stairs.Show more
#3 - New River Gorge North Rim to South Rim Hike
New River Gorge National River
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
Begin this trail at New River Gorge North Rim at Burnwood Trailhead. It is best to do this portion of the hike in the summer or at a time where there has not been a lot of recent rain, the lower the water level of Wolf Creek, the better. At the point when you are at the Main Wolf Creek Falls (you’ll know), cross to the right side of the creek and take one of the steep but short paths uphill to the road above (This is the Wolf Creek Parking Area). Walk a very short distance uphill along the road (after sharp curve) to the start of the Fayetteville Trail. Take the Fayetteville Trail uphill until you meet with the Park Loop Trail. Turn right on the Park Loop Trail and continue to the Fayetteville Town Park Loop Parking area to complete the New River Gorge Rim to Rim Hike!Show more