Long Point Trail

A view of the New River Gorge Bridge spanning river and deep gorge
Long Point provides an outstanding overlook to view both the gorge and the New River Gorge Bridge.

NPS/Dave Bieri

Quick Facts

Parking - Auto, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead

Labeled (12) on the Fayetteville - Lansing Area Trails map


1.6 miles/1.29 km (One-way)



Trail type

Hiking and biking 

Trail Description

This trail traverses field and forest on the way to a rock outcrop (Long Point) with panoramic views of the gorge and New River Gorge Bridge. Most of this trail lazily descends through the forest, but it does include one steep section just before you arrive at the point. Mountain bikes are permitted except on the last 0.2 miles of the trail. There is a bicycle rack where bikes are not permitted. 


Use caution around the unprotected cliff edges located at Long Point.

To reach trailhead

From US 19, follow WV16 south through the town of Fayetteville. Turn left on Gatewood Road (sign indicates Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road for 1.9 miles, and turn left on Newton Road. The trailhead parking area is 50 yards on the left.

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

Last updated: April 30, 2022