Road and Trail Closures

maintenance crew repairing a boardwalk
A maintenance crew works on rebuilding the Sandstone Falls boardwalk.

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As the park continually strives to make improvements that will provide for better visitor experiences, some areas may be temporarily closed or partially closed. Below is a listing of current projects and closures in the park.
 
Road and Trail Closure updated map
Trail and Road Closures in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve
 

Current Road and Trail Closures

Work is being done throughout the park as well as on several state roads that will unfortunately cause some closures and delays in the park. While we regret any inconveniences this may cause, these projects will ultimately improve visitor experiences and safety throughout the park.
Trail or Road Location Description of Work Being Done Effects on Travel
Rend Trail Second bridge from the Minden side (1.27 miles from Minden Trailhead or 1.96 miles from Thurmond Trailhead
Structural damage to bridge needs to be corrected The affected bridge will remain closed for the foreseeable future; hikers or bikers can travel 1.96 miles in from the Thurmond side or 1.27 miles in from the Minden side.
Keeney's Creek Rail Trail Keeney’s Creek Rail Trail at Nuttallburg (entire trail)
Trail closed for repairs due to flooding damage. This trail is currently closed.
Keeney's Creek Road Keeney’s Creek Road from Winona to Nuttallburg Road is currently closed due to a dangerous washout. This road is currently closed due to an extensive washout and road collapse. As this road remains closed, there will be no access to Nuttallburg.
Kates Plateau Trail Kates Plateau Trail from the Upper Glade Creek Parking Area to the Kates Plateau Loop Trail. Trail is closed due to a dangerous slide A section of this trail near the junction with the Glade Creek Trail is closed due to a slide.
 
Please note that delays are possible due to weather and other unforeseeable issues that may arise. All information and dates listed are subject to change.

Updated December 26, 2021

Last updated: December 26, 2021

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