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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hiking
2 days ago

This trail is super because you dont have to walk very far to reach Diamond Point and spectacular views. I walked it with my dogs on a Sunday and saw all walks of people of fitness and condition along the way. Was very pleasant. November 18, 2018

Amazing views and photo ops, lots of steps but point your camera and shoot and you have a postcard !!!!

What a trail! Fairly short hike but the amount of time you will spend on the cliffs enjoying the many AMAZING views will turn it into a long outing. Views of the bridge, gorge, and river are all spectacular. The cliff walls are very impressive as well with lots of rock climbers on them. One of the best hikes I’ve done this year.

Beautiful!

hiking
29 days ago

OMG! This hike is wonderful.. Pretty easy. Guaranteed beauty. Make sure you make it to Diamond Point.

This trail is worth some of the mud and trekking through the rhododendrons. the outlooks are amazing, all of them. I went on a cool 46 degree overcast Saturday and it was still worth it. definitely go check this one out for the awesome views.

Easy trail with a few stairs that take you down to one very nice view of the gorge, the New River, and the bridge. Easy access from the visitor center. Be sure to go into the visitors center, the staff is very helpful on your adventures into this beautiful area.

walking
1 month ago

Cute little walk and a great little ride around the loop! Stopped as a pit stop on our way to the lake!

on Endless Wall

1 month ago

great cliff views. moderate ro easy hike. little muddy 2 days after last rain

2 months ago

Beautiful trail

2 months ago

Awesome except for the last 1/4 mile on the road.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely stunning. I almost feel like botanical artists come in and plant picturesque foliage around, it just looks so surreal. I can’t even imagine how it might look once autumn has fully taken over. There was a high volume of traffic though.

hiking
2 months ago

Stunning views. Hiked on a v hot day, but almost all of walk is under canopy, with many short but optional access spurs to rock cliffs that overlook the Gorge. Can be hiked as an out and back, or a loop if you use a short hitch on the road. A great easy hike. Finished the day with a wonderful meal at nearby Adventures on the Gorge.

2 months ago

Amazing view!!! Fairly easy hike, to find the permanent ladders to the rock wall you have to be on the Nuttall side of the trail.

3 months ago

The only problem I have with this trail is you have to walk the road for a little bit

hiking
3 months ago

Very well maintained and beautiful trail. I am a beginner level hiker and this trail was perfect for me. It had been raining the day before so there were some slick rocks and muddy spots but even then it wasn’t very tough at all. Still definitely felt like I got some good exercise without struggling to much. Overlooks were breathtaking. Parking at Fern Creek meant the partial road walk back to the car was downhill.

on Endless Wall

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike. I highly recommend going down the metal ladders to the rock climbing access area. You can hike along the bottom of the endless wall and meet/watch climbers. Lots of great views from the cliffs when you climb back to the top. This is a fun/adventurous trail for all skill levels.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful views

3 months ago

Awesome trail with ladder access to climb down and explore other trails! Sights are incredible! Check it out!

hiking
3 months ago

I love this trail. It’s my favorite in the area. It’s well maintained. The views of the Gorge are wonderful. We’ve had a lot of rain so it’s pretty sloppy right now though.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing views and an easy trail. Well worth it. If you’re feeling adventurous there are ladders bolted into the rock face you climb down. Highly recommend.

Such beautiful views! It was a pretty easy hike with really cool ladder climbs. Totally worth your time, you won't be disappointed.

scenic driving
3 months ago

It is beautiful here! We drove the loop which leads down to New River and let the kids play in the water. Great place for taking pictures.

hiking
3 months ago

Do yourself a favor and check this trail out. The overlooks of the New River Gorge are fabulous. It’s not a difficult hike at all. There are a couple places with ladders bolted into the cliff face (optional) that are gnarly and a ton of fun!

4 months ago

A classic in this area year round. During colder months, you can see the old mining towns across the gorge. And of course it’s lovely during the summer. Easy if you’re in shape.

TIP: This isn’t a true “loop.” The lower and upper parking lots are probably about a quarter of a mile apart with no where to walk but the road. I try to park at the lower lot so that I can walk downhill at the end.

4 months ago

Amazing hike! Easy climb and amazing views! We could spot some of the rafters down on the gorge.

My husband and I hiked this trail this past weekend and really had a great time!! It was a wonderful scenic trail! Do be careful of the cliffs though especially if u are hiking with kids!!!
The only downside was that when we finished our hike we found that our car had been towed!! The trailhead parking lot was full when we arrived so we did what others had done and parked on the side of the road. There were not any signs indicating No Parking so we had no reason to believe it would b a problem. Multiple cars were towed that day. Imagine coming out of the woods and not knowing where your car is!!! What a shame to treat visitors this way!!!
Julie Bartram

hiking
4 months ago

Great moderate trail with great views and you might even get to watch some rock climbers doing their thing. Cliff views. Hang on to your little hikers. This is a must do hike. I believe you can make a loop out of this hike.

4 months ago

Loved this trail!

Good for a couple hours out of the house. Always beautiful scenery. Best in the winter with snow on

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