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    New River Gorge

    National River West Virginia

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  • River Detours and Closures at the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge

    The WV Department of Highways and the Federal Highways Administration is replacing the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge on Route 41 in the town of Prince. Construction will require temporary full river traffic closures and long term river detours. More »

Trails Guide

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Download the "Trails of New River" Trails Guide here:

New River Gorge National River
Trails Guide

This trail guide will help you find your way, including maps, trail descriptions and directions, regulations, and tips on smart trail use. New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and Gauley River National Recreation Area offer a variety of trail experiences.

Did You Know?

Peregrine Falcon

Between 1987 and 1991, over thirty peregrine falcons were released within New River Gorge. Think you saw one? If so, please contact the park wildlife biologist at (304) 465-6542. More...