Guided Activities

stand up paddle boarders on the river
Participants learn about stand up paddle boarding on a Get Active in the Park event.
 

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:

 

August

Date/Time Activity Description Location
Sunday, August 2
1:00-4:00
Rend Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Event) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate 3.8 mile hike along an old railroad grade overlooking the town of Thurmond. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and rain gear. Check www.activeswv.org/events for more information. Meet at the Rend Trailhead.
Sunday, August 9
1:00-4:00
Stone Cliff Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Event) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate hike alongside the New River on the Stone Cliff Trail. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and rain gear. Check www.activeswv.org/events for more information. Meet at the Stone Cliff Trailhead.
Sunday, August 16
1:00-4:00
Brooklyn Mine Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Event) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate 5.4 mile hike to the Brooklyn Mine and back. Please bring water, snacks, good hiking shoes, and rain gear. Check www.activeswv.org/events for more information. Meet at the Brooklyn Mine Trailhead
Sunday, August 23
1:00-4:00
Kaymoor Trail Hike from Brooklyn (Get Active in the Park Event) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate hike on the Kaymoor Trail starting at Brooklyn. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and rain gear. Check www.activeswv.org/events for more information. Meet at the Kaymoor Trailhead at Brooklyn
Sunday, August 30
1:00-3:00
Burnwood Trail Hike (Get Active in the Park Event) Join Active SWV Community Captains for a moderate 1.2 mile hike through rich forests, rhododendron thickets, and the site of an old homestead. Please bring water, snacks, good shoes, and rain gear. Check www.activeswv.org/events for more information. Meet at Burnwood (across Route 19 from Canyon Rim Visitor Center)
For all Get Active in the Park events: Participants will be asked to sign an online waiver. Before arriving at the event check out www.activeswv.org/events for more information.
Get Active in the Park is an innovative partnership between the National Park Service and Active Southern West Virginia. Trained Community Captains deliver free, beginner-level instructional programs to the New River Gorge region. Get Active in the Park empowers our community to see outdoor spaces as a place for health and wellness to take place. 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: July 31, 2020

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Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(304) 465-0508

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