Trails and Hiking
Fresh mountain air paired with endless views are part of what make the Gorge one of the prime places to hike on the East Coast. Whether you’re into a slower pace or looking for an active trek along the rim of the Gorge, we’ve got trails for every type of hiker and they don’t disappoint.
Wondering where to start? Choose a trail from the categories below, or visit the National Park Service website for more information.
Experience the beauty of the Gorge and take in panoramic views.
- Burnwood Trail – Easy, 1.2 miles
- Endless Wall Trail – Moderate, 2.4 miles
- Butcher Branch Trail – Moderate, .8 miles
- Fayetteville Trail – Moderate to Strenuous, 3.96 miles
- Park Loop Trail – Easy, 1.1 miles
- Timber Ridge Trail – Easy, 1.0 miles
- Craig Branch Trail – Moderate, 2.4 miles
- Stone Cliff Trail – Easy to Moderate, 2.7 miles
New River Gorge Bridge
Marvel at the longest steel span in the Western Hemisphere.
- Bridge Trail – Strenuous, .86 miles
- Long Point Trail – Moderate, 1.6 miles
- Canyon Rim Boardwalk – Easy + Strenuous stairs, .1 miles
Coal & Railroad History
Explore rich history, from ghost towns to abandoned mine sites.
- Conveyor Trail – Strenuous, .8 miles
- Kaymoor Miners Trail – Strenuous, 1 mile
- Kaymoor Trail – Moderate, 8.6 miles
- Headhouse Trail – Moderate, .7 miles
- Town Loop Connector Trail – Moderate, .3 miles
- Town Loop Trail – Moderate, .5 miles
- Tipple Trail – Easy, .6 miles
- Seldom Seen Trail – Easy, .3 miles
- Brooklyn Mine Trail – Moderate, 2.7 miles
- Southside Trail – Easy, 7.0 miles
- Rend Trail – Easy, 3.4 miles
- Arbuckle Connector Trail – Strenuous, .3 miles
- Church Loop Trail – Moderate to Strenuous, .1 miles