Canyon Rim Boardwalk

The boardwalk deck overlooking gorge and bridge
The Canyon Rim Boardwalk provides exceptional views of the New River Gorge Bridge

NPS/John Chapman

Quick Facts

Parking - Auto, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles

Labeled (2) on the Fayetteville - Lansing Trails map


0.1 miles/0.16 km (One-way)


Easy to Strenuous Stairs

Trail type

Hiking and accessible to the top overlook

Trail Description

This boardwalk offers scenic views of the gorge and New River Gorge Bridge. An easy walk on a fully accessible ramp leads to the first viewing point, while 178 steps descend to the lower overlook.

To reach boardwalk

The trail starts at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center parking lot off U.S. Route 19 in Lansing. Follow the sidewalk next to the large stone bulletin board outside the Visitor Center. 

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

Last updated: April 30, 2022