New River Gorge National River provides a variety of different trails throughout the park. Peaceful forest trails, superb overlooks, and historic scenery are all found here. The trails available consist of official park service trails that are marked and maintained, trails within lands administered by state parks, and unmarked and undeveloped trails and abandoned roads.

Trails range from 1/4 mile to 7 miles in length. Several can be easily connected to make for longer excursions. Difficulty varies from flat, smooth walking to steep challenging terrain. Trail recommendations and maps are offered at Canyon Rim, Grandview, Hinton, and Thurmond visitor centers. Ranger guided hikes are available throughout the park. Much of the land within the National Park Service authorized boundaries remains private property: please respect the owners' rights.

Enjoy discovering the New River Gorge by trail!

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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