Butcher Branch Trail

Hikers walking along a leaf covered trail
Hikers on the Butcher Branch Trail

NPS/Dave Bieri

Quick Facts

Parking - Auto, Trailhead

Labeled (11) on the Fayetteville - Lansing Area Trails map


0.8 miles/1.29 km (One-way)



Trail type

Hiking only

Trail Description

This wooded trail connects the Kaymoor Top area to the Long Point Trail, with a spur to the popular Butcher Branch climbing area. There are steep sections and a small stream crossing on this trail.

To get to the trailhead

From US 19, follow WV 16 south through Fayetteville. Turn left on Gatewood Road (look for brown park signs for Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road 2.0 miles, and turn left at the Kaymoor sign (Kaymoor No. 1 Road). Follow this road about one mile to the "T" intersection; turn left. Parking is 50 yards on the right.

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

Last updated: April 30, 2022