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Brooklyn to Southside Junction

6 mi
State: WV
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail Trail

16 mi
State: WV
Dirt, Gravel

Glade Creek Trail

6 mi
State: WV
Dirt, Gravel

Greenbrier River Trail

77 mi
State: WV
Gravel

Hawks Nest Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: WV
Dirt, Gravel
Accordion

Jackson River Scenic Trail

10.7 mi
State: VA
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Kaymoor Trail

8.6 mi
State: WV
Dirt, Gravel

Keeneys Creek Trail

6.6 mi
State: WV
Gravel

Laurelly Branch Trail

3.5 mi
State: WV
Dirt

Little Fork Trail

3.5 mi
State: WV
Dirt

Meadow River Trail

16.7 mi
State: WV
Crushed Stone

Narrow Gauge Trail (WV)

3 mi
State: WV
Dirt, Gravel

Rend Trail (Thurmond-Minden Trail)

3.2 mi
State: WV
Dirt, Gravel

Rough Run Trail

3 mi
State: WV
Dirt

Stone Camp Run Trail

1.5 mi
State: WV
Dirt

Tea Creek Trails

44 mi
State: WV
Dirt, Grass, Gravel

West Fork Trail

22 mi
State: WV
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel

White Oak Rail Trail (WV)

7.9 mi
State: WV
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Whitmeadow Ridge Trail

5 mi
State: WV
Dirt

Widney Park Rail-Trail

0.8 mi
State: WV
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
As it weaves past long-abandoned mining towns such as Red Ash and Rush Run, the Brooklyn to Southside Junction Trail tells the unique story of "King Coal" and Appalachia. Once an important transportation ...
WV 6 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
The Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail-Trail, also called the Cranberry Rail-Trail, is named for the Cranberry, Cherry and Gauley rivers it travels along or across. The trail begins in downtown Richwood, immediately ...
WV 16 mi Dirt, Gravel
Situated in the heart of West Virginia's pristine New River Gorge National River, the Glade Creek Trail (out-and-back only) has something for everyone. Once a narrow gauge railroad corridor used to haul ...
WV 6 mi Dirt, Gravel
West Virginia's beautiful Greenbrier River Trail is one of America's premier rail-trails and popular with bicyclists, hikers, walkers and cross-country skiers. Most of the trail runs along the gorgeous ...
WV 77 mi Gravel
The Hawks Nest Rail Trail is located primarily within Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted. The trail is nearly 2 miles long and runs on the south side of Mill Creek, beginning near the nature center. The ...
WV 1.8 mi Dirt, Gravel
Waterfalls, river views, rugged rock formations, vibrant fall foliage and delicate flowers in the spring: These are the sights that put the “scenic” in Jackson River Scenic Trail. The serene rail-trail, ...
VA 10.7 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
From Friends of the Kanawha Trestle Trail website: The Kanawha Trestle Trail is being developed as a multi-use non-motorized trail system to connect the Mound in South Charleston to the State Capitol. ...
WV 6 mi
Accordion
The Kaymoor Trail runs parallel to the New River between Fayetteville and Cunard in the National Park Service’s New River Gorge National River. Much of the stunning trail follows old roads and dormant ...
WV 8.6 mi Dirt, Gravel
Located in the gorgeous New River Gorge in rural West Virginia, the Keeneys Creek Trail is a gravel trail that doubles as a road for park service vehicles. Although built on top of an abandoned railroad ...
WV 6.6 mi Gravel
West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...
WV 3.5 mi Dirt
The Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail (commonly known as the L&R Trail) will one day connect these two historic towns set amid the Allegheny Mountains of southern West Virginia. The beautiful natural backdrop ...
WV 0.4 mi Asphalt
West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...
WV 3.5 mi Dirt
The Meadow River Trail is a planned 16.7-mile pathway that traces its scenic namesake river in Southern West Virginia's Fayette and Greenbrier counties. It will run from Rainelle to Nallen and may one ...
WV 16.7 mi Crushed Stone
The Narrow Gauge Trail in Babcock State Park follows the gentle grade of what was the Manns Creek Railway, which connected Clifftop to Sewell, until it closed in 1956. The trail is breathtaking, but be ...
WV 3 mi Dirt, Gravel
Note: Portions of the Rend Trail are closed due to a bridge repair. The trail is closed 1.27 miles in from the Minden trailhead or 1.96 miles in from the Thurmond trailhead. According to the trail's official ...
WV 3.2 mi Dirt, Gravel
West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...
WV 3 mi Dirt
The Stone Camp Run Trail follows an old railroad corridor through a deep hollow on Middle Mountain in the Monongahela National Forest's Laurel Fork North Wilderness. The scenic trail crosses the trickling ...
WV 1.5 mi Dirt
The Tea Creek Area Trails system consists of 12 trails totaling 44 miles, many of which follow old logging railroad corridors. The trails are found in the Marlinton Ranger District within Monongahela National ...
WV 44 mi Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The West Fork Trail is a pleasant 22-mile trail that snakes its way through a remote mountain setting and follows the West Fork River for most of its route. The soothing rumble of the river complements ...
WV 22 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Gravel
The White Oak Rail Trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the central West Virginia city of Oak Hill, connecting the communities of Summerlee and Carlisle at either end. Most of the trail is paved with ...
WV 7.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Located in the heart of West Virginia, the Whitmeadow Ridge Trail is also in the center of the Monongahela National Forest. Otherwise known as the Whitmeadow Hunters Access Trail (notice the bullet holes ...
WV 5 mi Dirt
Widney Park Rail-Trail is located in the quiet West Virginia community of Durbin. The old railroad town has a charming Main Street with welcoming shops and restaurants and the rail-trail is located just ...
WV 0.8 mi Crushed Stone

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Trails by activity

Keeneys Creek Trail

WV - 6.6 miles

Located in the gorgeous New River Gorge in rural West Virginia, the Keeneys Creek Trail is a gravel trail that doubles as a road for park service vehicles. Although built on top of an abandoned railroad ...

Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail (L&R Trail)

WV - 0.4 miles

The Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail (commonly known as the L&R Trail) will one day connect these two historic towns set amid the Allegheny Mountains of southern West Virginia. The beautiful natural backdrop ...

Meadow River Trail

WV - 16.7 miles

The Meadow River Trail is a planned 16.7-mile pathway that traces its scenic namesake river in Southern West Virginia's Fayette and Greenbrier counties. It will run from Rainelle to Nallen and may one ...

Rend Trail (Thurmond-Minden Trail)

WV - 3.2 miles

Note: Portions of the Rend Trail are closed due to a bridge repair. The trail is closed 1.27 miles in from the Minden trailhead or 1.96 miles in from the Thurmond trailhead. According to the trail's official ...

Accordion

Rend Trail (Thurmond-Minden Trail)

WV - 3.2 miles

Note: Portions of the Rend Trail are closed due to a bridge repair. The trail is closed 1.27 miles in from the Minden trailhead or 1.96 miles in from the Thurmond trailhead. According to the trail's official ...

White Oak Rail Trail (WV)

WV - 7.9 miles

The White Oak Rail Trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the central West Virginia city of Oak Hill, connecting the communities of Summerlee and Carlisle at either end. Most of the trail is paved with ...

Brooklyn to Southside Junction

WV - 6 miles

As it weaves past long-abandoned mining towns such as Red Ash and Rush Run, the Brooklyn to Southside Junction Trail tells the unique story of "King Coal" and Appalachia. Once an important transportation ...

Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail Trail

WV - 16 miles

The Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail-Trail, also called the Cranberry Rail-Trail, is named for the Cranberry, Cherry and Gauley rivers it travels along or across. The trail begins in downtown Richwood, immediately ...

Glade Creek Trail

WV - 6 miles

Situated in the heart of West Virginia's pristine New River Gorge National River, the Glade Creek Trail (out-and-back only) has something for everyone. Once a narrow gauge railroad corridor used to haul ...

Greenbrier River Trail

WV - 77 miles

West Virginia's beautiful Greenbrier River Trail is one of America's premier rail-trails and popular with bicyclists, hikers, walkers and cross-country skiers. Most of the trail runs along the gorgeous ...

Accordion

Greenbrier River Trail

WV - 77 miles

West Virginia's beautiful Greenbrier River Trail is one of America's premier rail-trails and popular with bicyclists, hikers, walkers and cross-country skiers. Most of the trail runs along the gorgeous ...

Hawks Nest Rail Trail

WV - 1.8 miles

The Hawks Nest Rail Trail is located primarily within Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted. The trail is nearly 2 miles long and runs on the south side of Mill Creek, beginning near the nature center. The ...

Jackson River Scenic Trail

VA - 10.7 miles

Waterfalls, river views, rugged rock formations, vibrant fall foliage and delicate flowers in the spring: These are the sights that put the “scenic” in Jackson River Scenic Trail. The serene rail-trail, ...

Kaymoor Trail

WV - 8.6 miles

The Kaymoor Trail runs parallel to the New River between Fayetteville and Cunard in the National Park Service’s New River Gorge National River. Much of the stunning trail follows old roads and dormant ...

Keeneys Creek Trail

WV - 6.6 miles

Located in the gorgeous New River Gorge in rural West Virginia, the Keeneys Creek Trail is a gravel trail that doubles as a road for park service vehicles. Although built on top of an abandoned railroad ...

Laurelly Branch Trail

WV - 3.5 miles

West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...

Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail (L&R Trail)

WV - 0.4 miles

The Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail (commonly known as the L&R Trail) will one day connect these two historic towns set amid the Allegheny Mountains of southern West Virginia. The beautiful natural backdrop ...

Little Fork Trail

WV - 3.5 miles

West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...

Meadow River Trail

WV - 16.7 miles

The Meadow River Trail is a planned 16.7-mile pathway that traces its scenic namesake river in Southern West Virginia's Fayette and Greenbrier counties. It will run from Rainelle to Nallen and may one ...

Narrow Gauge Trail (WV)

WV - 3 miles

The Narrow Gauge Trail in Babcock State Park follows the gentle grade of what was the Manns Creek Railway, which connected Clifftop to Sewell, until it closed in 1956. The trail is breathtaking, but be ...

Rend Trail (Thurmond-Minden Trail)

WV - 3.2 miles

Note: Portions of the Rend Trail are closed due to a bridge repair. The trail is closed 1.27 miles in from the Minden trailhead or 1.96 miles in from the Thurmond trailhead. According to the trail's official ...

Rough Run Trail

WV - 3 miles

West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...

Stone Camp Run Trail

WV - 1.5 miles

The Stone Camp Run Trail follows an old railroad corridor through a deep hollow on Middle Mountain in the Monongahela National Forest's Laurel Fork North Wilderness. The scenic trail crosses the trickling ...

Tea Creek Trails

WV - 44 miles

The Tea Creek Area Trails system consists of 12 trails totaling 44 miles, many of which follow old logging railroad corridors. The trails are found in the Marlinton Ranger District within Monongahela National ...

West Fork Trail

WV - 22 miles

The West Fork Trail is a pleasant 22-mile trail that snakes its way through a remote mountain setting and follows the West Fork River for most of its route. The soothing rumble of the river complements ...

White Oak Rail Trail (WV)

WV - 7.9 miles

The White Oak Rail Trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the central West Virginia city of Oak Hill, connecting the communities of Summerlee and Carlisle at either end. Most of the trail is paved with ...

Whitmeadow Ridge Trail

WV - 5 miles

Located in the heart of West Virginia, the Whitmeadow Ridge Trail is also in the center of the Monongahela National Forest. Otherwise known as the Whitmeadow Hunters Access Trail (notice the bullet holes ...

Widney Park Rail-Trail

WV - 0.8 miles

Widney Park Rail-Trail is located in the quiet West Virginia community of Durbin. The old railroad town has a charming Main Street with welcoming shops and restaurants and the rail-trail is located just ...

Brooklyn to Southside Junction

WV - 6 miles

As it weaves past long-abandoned mining towns such as Red Ash and Rush Run, the Brooklyn to Southside Junction Trail tells the unique story of "King Coal" and Appalachia. Once an important transportation ...

Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail Trail

WV - 16 miles

The Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail-Trail, also called the Cranberry Rail-Trail, is named for the Cranberry, Cherry and Gauley rivers it travels along or across. The trail begins in downtown Richwood, immediately ...

Glade Creek Trail

WV - 6 miles

Situated in the heart of West Virginia's pristine New River Gorge National River, the Glade Creek Trail (out-and-back only) has something for everyone. Once a narrow gauge railroad corridor used to haul ...

Greenbrier River Trail

WV - 77 miles

West Virginia's beautiful Greenbrier River Trail is one of America's premier rail-trails and popular with bicyclists, hikers, walkers and cross-country skiers. Most of the trail runs along the gorgeous ...

Accordion

Hawks Nest Rail Trail

WV - 1.8 miles

The Hawks Nest Rail Trail is located primarily within Hawks Nest State Park near Ansted. The trail is nearly 2 miles long and runs on the south side of Mill Creek, beginning near the nature center. The ...

Jackson River Scenic Trail

VA - 10.7 miles

Waterfalls, river views, rugged rock formations, vibrant fall foliage and delicate flowers in the spring: These are the sights that put the “scenic” in Jackson River Scenic Trail. The serene rail-trail, ...

Kaymoor Trail

WV - 8.6 miles

The Kaymoor Trail runs parallel to the New River between Fayetteville and Cunard in the National Park Service’s New River Gorge National River. Much of the stunning trail follows old roads and dormant ...

Keeneys Creek Trail

WV - 6.6 miles

Located in the gorgeous New River Gorge in rural West Virginia, the Keeneys Creek Trail is a gravel trail that doubles as a road for park service vehicles. Although built on top of an abandoned railroad ...

Laurelly Branch Trail

WV - 3.5 miles

West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...

Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail (L&R Trail)

WV - 0.4 miles

The Lewisburg and Ronceverte Trail (commonly known as the L&R Trail) will one day connect these two historic towns set amid the Allegheny Mountains of southern West Virginia. The beautiful natural backdrop ...

Little Fork Trail

WV - 3.5 miles

West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...

Meadow River Trail

WV - 16.7 miles

The Meadow River Trail is a planned 16.7-mile pathway that traces its scenic namesake river in Southern West Virginia's Fayette and Greenbrier counties. It will run from Rainelle to Nallen and may one ...

Narrow Gauge Trail (WV)

WV - 3 miles

The Narrow Gauge Trail in Babcock State Park follows the gentle grade of what was the Manns Creek Railway, which connected Clifftop to Sewell, until it closed in 1956. The trail is breathtaking, but be ...

Rend Trail (Thurmond-Minden Trail)

WV - 3.2 miles

Note: Portions of the Rend Trail are closed due to a bridge repair. The trail is closed 1.27 miles in from the Minden trailhead or 1.96 miles in from the Thurmond trailhead. According to the trail's official ...

Rough Run Trail

WV - 3 miles

West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest offers a wide variety of trails for day or multi-day hikes of varying levels of difficulty, including several trails built on former logging railroad corridors. ...

Stone Camp Run Trail

WV - 1.5 miles

The Stone Camp Run Trail follows an old railroad corridor through a deep hollow on Middle Mountain in the Monongahela National Forest's Laurel Fork North Wilderness. The scenic trail crosses the trickling ...

Tea Creek Trails

WV - 44 miles

The Tea Creek Area Trails system consists of 12 trails totaling 44 miles, many of which follow old logging railroad corridors. The trails are found in the Marlinton Ranger District within Monongahela National ...

West Fork Trail

WV - 22 miles

The West Fork Trail is a pleasant 22-mile trail that snakes its way through a remote mountain setting and follows the West Fork River for most of its route. The soothing rumble of the river complements ...

White Oak Rail Trail (WV)

WV - 7.9 miles

The White Oak Rail Trail runs for nearly 8 miles through the central West Virginia city of Oak Hill, connecting the communities of Summerlee and Carlisle at either end. Most of the trail is paved with ...

Whitmeadow Ridge Trail

WV - 5 miles

Located in the heart of West Virginia, the Whitmeadow Ridge Trail is also in the center of the Monongahela National Forest. Otherwise known as the Whitmeadow Hunters Access Trail (notice the bullet holes ...

Widney Park Rail-Trail

WV - 0.8 miles

Widney Park Rail-Trail is located in the quiet West Virginia community of Durbin. The old railroad town has a charming Main Street with welcoming shops and restaurants and the rail-trail is located just ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Greenbrier River Trail

Wonderful Trail

October, 2016 by steve plattner

I rode much of the trail round trip over Labor Day weekend. I rode from Marlinton to Cass and back, and Marlinton south about 32 miles and back the following day. The trail was in very good shape, with great campsites along the way--one of the most beautiful routes I have ridden. I stayed north of the extensive damage from the June floods which will take a lot of money and time to repair, but you can still experience the large majority of the trail. Highly recommended.

Greenbrier River Trail

Loved the Trail, hated the horse damage

October, 2016 by mahawor

I biked out and back on the north section from Marlington to Cass. The scenery was amazing. The trail surface was good for most of this section, there were some areas that were torn up pretty bad from horse use though. I'd have given this trail 5 stars if not for the horse damage.

Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail Trail

Great Time

October, 2016 by drtoddschmidgall

Being a virgin trail rider, wasn't sure what to expect. On 10-16-2016, a warm sunny Sunday afternoon, Rode from Holcomb to the mouth of the Cranberry River in less than an hour. Very clean, level and smooth trail with really nice views of the Cherry River and Gauley. The bonus is met I John S who is takes care of the trail. I will be going back to do the stretch from Richwood to Holcomb.

Accordion

Narrow Gauge Trail (WV)

Traces of the Railroad, Rushing Waters

October, 2016 by ileana53

I hiked the Narrow Gauge trail Oct. 9 and enjoyed the scenery as well as the traces of old railroad ties and the rushing waters of the creek. As I left the trail to go back to my cabin, I missed the sound of the water. Compared to the Wilderness and Triple Creek trails at Babcock State Part, the Narrow Gauge Trail was interesting.

Hawks Nest Rail Trail

Love this trail!

September, 2016 by cline_tl

Perfect trail for an easy hike. Well maintained with a gentle grade, it parallels Mill Creek, which features several enticing shallow pools for cooling off. The waterfall dries up when there hasn't been rain but is lovely when running.

Greenbrier River Trail

Greenbrier River Trail Status Update for Visitors

August, 2016 by nancy harris

On June 23, 2016, the Greenbrier River Trail was hit by torrential rains resulting in multiple washouts and landslides affecting most severely the Southernmost 10 miles of the Trail, from Caldwell to Anthony. There is a large washed out section just ¼ mile up the Trail. To avoid having to walk or bike along the road to get around that large washed out area, an alternate parking area has been established just past the washed out area (about ½ mile up the Trail from the old Trailhead parking lot). From the old trailhead parking lot, exit to your left and go about .2 mi. on Stonehouse Road to the first road to your right. Take that road approximately .2 mile to the Trail and the new parking area.
ALTERNATE TRAIL ACCESS:
Repair work on the Trail is ongoing. At the present time, the Southern end of the Trail is open for about 3 miles from the new parking area to another large washed out area. If you would like to access the other beautiful 67 miles of the Trail that are still open, exit the old trailhead parking lot at Caldwell to your left and go about 5 miles up Stonehouse Road, which becomes Brush Road, until you come to a traffic light at the intersection of Brush Road and Rt. 219. The Elks Country Club and golf course will be on your left, the State Road garage on your right, and there will be a bank directly across the intersection. Turn right at the light and head North on Rt. 219 for 7.7 miles to Anthony Road. As you approach Anthony Road, you will pass an Exxon station and then a cemetary on your right. Turn right onto Anthony Road and go approximately 4 miles and you will come to the Greenbrier River Trail at Anthony (MM14.2). Parking is on your left and you will want to head in that direction (North) to access the remaining 67 miles of the Trail. The very scenic drive to Anthony from Caldwell takes about 25-30 minutes and will be well worth the extra time and effort to enjoy the 67 miles of Trail and River to the North. All of the other Trail access points indicated on the Trail map, are open. I am fortunate to live near the Trail and ride it every day. You will not be disappointed!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
If you want to see for yourself the immensity of the damage to the southern part of the Trail, you can head South on the Trail from Anthony (MM14.2), for about 1.2 miles to MM13, where there is a huge landslide that completely blocks the Trail. Private donations, both large and small, are badly needed to make the necessary repairs to the Trail. Donations can be made to the Greenbrier River Trail Association Reconstruction Fund, PO Box 1, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or online at greenbrierrivertrail.com. All contributions are tax deductible and 100% of the donated money will be used for Trail repairs.

Jackson River Scenic Trail

Great trail, not quite as long as advertised

June, 2016 by rhlanham

Yesterday my wife and I rode the trail. Coming from Lynchburg the trail head in Covington was easy to find, and there were signs directing you through town (this was the Intervale trail head). The trail is predominantly flat, with a few sections that have a slight grade, up or down depending on your direction. We experienced no dogs that some of the other reviewers mentioned, only 1 black snake, but he was minding his own business. There are plenty of things to see, and the trail was very well maintained (the county was even clearing trees yesterday). The mile markers were spot on with my GPS. The trail currently ends at the Smith Bridge parking area, and the mileage there from Intervale was 7.1 or so, definitely not 10. Be sure to check out the old Smith bridge over the river there! There was currently construction underway on extending the trail farther North, so once this is done it will make the trail even nicer! Lunch afterwards at Cucci's Italian in Covington is a must!

Jackson River Scenic Trail

Good trail- one bumpy stretch- and no access above the Smith Bridge

June, 2016 by twobisbees

My wife and I purchased new bikes a few weeks ago. Since then we have ridden 3 trails. This trail was really, really nice. The ONLY complaint was that about a 2-3 mile stretch was fairly bumpy due to horse tracks. It appeared that the area had received a LOT of rain recently- perhaps this made the trail more bumpy than usual. There is a riding stable located along the trail, and it was evident that the horses had been using the trail about 1-2 miles in either direction and had rutted up the trail a little. We were also disappointed that there was no trail access above the Smith Bridge- it looks like they are currently getting ready to add cinders to the trail above the Smith Bridge.

Hopefully the trail will be "groomed" at some point to smooth out the bumpy areas. If it were smooth, this trail would get a 5+ rating from us !

Cranberry Tri-Rivers Rail Trail

Peace and Solitude

May, 2016 by benschnell

This past week-end I hiked this trail from the Holcomb trailhead to Sarah’s Tunnel and back. For me, a great setting for physical, intellectual and spiritual adventure. Overall, a great trail that I will definitely revisit, but a few observations for those considering a trip. There are no mile posts so you must rely on your own means to gauge distance. The late Spring/early summer foliage impedes your view of the whitewater rapids of the Cherry and Gauley rivers. The views I did get were spectacular. I plan to go back in November when foliage is not a factor. Holcomb is for sure the best starting point and parking is well marked. I recommend this trail.

Hawks Nest Rail Trail

easy walk

May, 2016 by edkennedywv

I did it May 7 after having done the Cliffside Trail at Hawk's Nest, which was more challenging as a path thru the woods with some climbing. Then rather than accessing the trail from Anstead, I went behind the tennis courts at the lodge and took the GSYP trail down the side of the mountain the tram runs, which are very, very steep stairs. The Rail trail is a mellow walk, nearly level, with great views of Mill Creek the whole way up. Kayakers were on the creek to watch, and you saw some locals. After taking in the view from the bridge over Mill Creek at the top, I headed back down, the climbed back up GSYP to the lodge. I don't recommend this. The stairs are uneven and nearly vertical. Spring for the half tram ride to the top. Lovely walk.

Kaymoor Trail

New River Gorge Favorite

May, 2016 by sidlee

For biking I prefer beginning from the south end. The initial portion on this end follows an old surface mine access road and mine bench. Most of the trail appears to be an old connecting road between the old surface mine and the Kaymor deep mine. The degree of difficulty varies along the trail. The scenery can be spectacular. On one trip in the spring we discovered a cherry tree with delicious, ripe cherries. On an autumn trip on Bridge Day, I found a pear tree bearing fruit. The size of both trees lead me to believe they resulted from miners discarding cherry pits and pear cores from their lunches. We always go at least as far as the Kaymor mine and back. Your chances of finding the fresh fruit are slim, but the ride and the history are well worth it.

Hawks Nest Rail Trail

Good scenery, easy walk

April, 2016 by timmichelle

I am 55 years old, in decent shape, don't walk or bike a lot but this was pretty easy walk. The only thing easier would be flat pavement. Grade is 240' per mile which is not really noticeable. no ups and down, just even grade downhill going downstream, and slight uphill going upstream.

It might have been somewhat exerting if I had to pedal a slight uphill grade on a bike (from New River upstream along Mill Creek to the trailhead). But I only bike on flat pavement! So I walked it. Going down I could have slowly coasted all the way. This would be an easy mountainbike trail for even moderately mountainbikers, but I would not take a road bike with narrow tires and expect a leisurely flat ride in a middle or upper gear. Mostly hardpack gravel and dirt, a couple of damp places but no real muddy puddles.
Some very scenic waterfalls, one big one about 20' high, can wade out in the stream a few places. Some interesting sedimentary geology and one abandoned coal mine entrance. It would be very pretty in the fall with the change in leave color, but some places the leaves would partial block the view of Mill Creek, at least for picture taking.
I went Sunday April 17 2016 and the leaves were just emerging. On that day there was a large tree, about 18" diameter, across the trail about half way (1 mile mark or so). It fell from a cliff above so it was across at an angle, not laying flat, so you had to climb over it, or crawl under it. You could not ride a mountain bike across it but you could lift it over.
I started at the top and walked down it talking my time and taking pictures, took 60 minutes to go the almost 2 miles. Coming back, kept a brisk exercise pace and didn't stop and made the 2 miles back "uphill" in 40 minutes. You can also walk just one way if someone will drop you off and drive to the other end to get you.
Bathrooms and parking at each end (a road follows the other side of Mill Creek), drinking fountain only at bottom. Plus at the bottom where Mill Creek empties into the New River there is a small gift shop, refreshment stand and nature center. All were not open as of April 17, might have been too early in the tourist season.

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