Rend Trail closure
Repairs to the stone retention wall will cause closures from June through September, 2013. More »
Glade Creek Closures in Effect
Sections of the Glade Creek area will be periodically closed in June and July as the NPS prepares for projects to increase accessibility in popular sites in the Middle Gorge. More »
New River Gorge National River has over 21 miles of mountain biking trails, which vary from easy to moderate in terrain and distance. A bike trip a can be a fun filled day as long as you stay safe.
· Plan ahead - check local weather conditions for the day.
· Wear a helmet.
· Carry a small first aid kit with bandages for cuts and abrasions
· Drink plenty of fluids (no alcohol or caffeine)
· Do not enter structures, mines, or coke ovens.
· Stay on the trail.
· Control your speed; trails are not always frequently maintained, and hazards may exist.
· In case of emergency call 911.
· Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back
· Hunting is permitted in the park; blaze orange clothing is recommended during hunting season.
· Watch where you put your hands and feet; poison ivy, copperheads, and timber rattlesnakes live in the park.
· After biking check yourself for ticks.
· All trash must be carried out.
· Bicycles are permitted on designated trails only.
· Pets must be restrained and leashed.
· Always stay on trail.
Did You Know?
Whitewater rafting is one of the most popular recreational activities at New River Gorge National River. The rapids range from Class III to Class V. There are a number of commercial outfitters that offer trips to the public. More...