Guided Activities

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Join a ranger or park partner for free hikes, talks, and activities. These guided activities provide an opportunity to learn about the natural world around us, experience our rich cultural history, try something new, or just explore a new part of your national parks.

Throughout the year groups may arrange programs as staffing permits. Please call or email the park if you would like a park ranger to present a program for your group.

Things to know:

  • All programs are beginner level and low impact.
  • All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted.
  • Wear comfortable walking or hiking shoes for all hikes.
  • Water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a camera are useful tools to bring along.
  • All activities follow Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics.
  • Terrain may be uneven.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All equipment will be provided.


 

Upcoming Activities:

 

December

Date/Time Activity Description Location
Sunday, December 1
1:00-3:00 PM
Endless Wall Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join Active SWV Community Captains and meet future hiking buddies while following the rim of the gorge to the Diamond Point Overlook. One of the best views in the park! Hike is 2.4 moderate miles. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and warm clothing and rain gear.
Meet at Fern Creek Trailhead
Saturday, December 7
5:30-7:30 PM
Climbing Community Chat CLIMBERS AND THOSE INTERESTED IN CLIMBING:
You are invited to a public meeting at New River Gorge National River's Canyon Rim Visitor Center, in Lansing, WV. This event follows up on several successful semi-annual public meetings that have been hosted by the park since 2017. The National Park Service will provide updates on actions taken as a result of comments in previous meetings, discuss the current Climbing Management Plan (2005), answer questions, and take comments. Feedback is encouraged!
Canyon Rim Visitor Center
Sunday, December 8
1:00-3:00 PM
Grandview Rim Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join us for one of the signature hikes at New River Gorge National River, a 3 mile hike on the Turkey Spur and back on the Grandview Rim Trail. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and warm clothing. Meet at Grandview Visitor Center
Sunday December 15
1:00-3:00 PM
SouthsideTrail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join us for a moderate hike on the Southside Trail. This trail passes through old coal towns and provides nice views of the New River. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and warm clothing. Southside Trailhead at Brooklyn
Sunday December 22
1:00-3:00 PM
Glade Creek Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join us for a 8-10 mile hike of the Glade Creek Trail on Saturday, August 17th at 10am. This hike follows an abandoned railroad along Glade Creek. We will pass a number of cascades and small waterfalls along the way. The trail offers an enjoyable stroll at a very moderate grade and is popular with hikers of most ages and abilities. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and warm clothing and rain gear.
Glade Creek Trailhead
Sunday December 29
1:00-3:00 PM
Butcher Branch Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join Active SWV Community Captains to explore the Butcher Branch Trail down to the waterfall. Prepare for an action packed 1.6 miles of hiking. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and warm clothing and rain gear.
Kaymoor Top Trailhead

January

Date/Time Activity Description Location
Sunday January 5
1:00-3:00 PM
Butcher Branch Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) oin Active SWV Community Captains to explore the Butcher Branch Trail down to the waterfall. Prepare for an action packed 1.6 miles of hiking. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and warm clothing and rain gear. Southside Trailhead at Brooklyn
Sunday January 12
1:00-3:00 PM
Kaymoor Miners Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) This hike packs a punch. It may be short but it will get your blood pumping! Take the Kaymoor Miner's trail down to the Kaymoor mine and back for a 1.4 mile hike with one of our community captains. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and warm clothing and rain gear.
Kaymoor Top Trailhead
Sunday January 19
1:00-3:00 PM
Brooklyn MineTrail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) Join us for a moderate 5.4 mile hike to the Brooklyn Mine and back. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and warm clothing and rain gear.
Brooklyn Mine Trailhead
Sunday January 26
1:00-3:00 PM
Kaymoor Miners Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Partner Program) This hike packs a punch. It may be short but it will get your blood pumping! Take the Kaymoor Miner's trail down to the Kaymoor mine and back for a 1.4 mile hike with one of our community captains. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and warm clothing and rain gear.
Kaymoor Miner's Trailhead
For more information about any of our Get Active in the Park Partner Programs, call 304-894-2129 or email getactiveinthepark@gmail.com Check out the Event Calendar for more information and directions to the meeting locations.
 
 

Last updated: December 4, 2019

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P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846

Phone:

(304) 465-0508

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