Polls Plateau Trail

Two hikers walk on the trail through open forest
Hikers walk through an old homestead on the Polls Plateau Trail.

NPS/Dave Bieri

Quick Facts

Labeled (4) on the Glade Creek Trails map


4.9 miles/7.89 km (round trip)



Trail type

Hiking only

Trail Description

Cross several creeks on this 4.9 mile trail that passes through an upland forest and past an old farmstead. Some of the trail follows an old roadbed; the route may not always be obvious due to drainages and other old roadbeds.


The access from the south and Glade Creek to the junction via the Kates Plateau Trail is currently closed due to a slide.

To reach trailhead

Take I-64 to exit 133 (Bragg). Exit the highway and head north for 0.8 miles, following the main road. Turn left at a church onto Polls Branch Road. Follow that to the parking area at the end of the road.

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

Last updated: July 9, 2022