Whitewater Is Only The Beginning: Other Outdoor Adventures in the Gorge

Whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley Rivers used to be the main draw for outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers visiting West Virginia.  But there are many ways to enjoy the rugged nature this area has to offer.   And now visitors have a chance to experience even more of it.
Over the past few years, lots of new adventures have become available here in the New River Gorge:

Off-road riding is a popular adventure in WV

  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Kayak clinics
  • Paint ball
  • Canopy Tours
  • Stand up Paddle Boarding
  • Fishing trips

The Don’t Miss Activity
One of the fastest growing activities here has been ATV and UTV riding. Some of the best ATV terrain east of the Mississippi River is right here in southern West Virginia.
The Hatfield and McCoy Trail system offers well over 500 miles of off-roading for ATVs, dirt bikes and UTVs.  The trail system has been around for a decade now and is still growing.  It has a future goal of someday offering over 2,000 miles of trails.
Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park offers over 100 miles of trails and has major expansion in its future plans. With over 8,000 acres to develop and a close proximity to Beckley, this system is easily accessible for those visiting the New River Gorge.
Area ATV trails give you the option to rent your ride, or you can bring your own vehicle.
Have you ever explored the New River Gorge on an ATV?