Overview

Trek Through the Gorge

Henry David Thoreau once said, “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” We know the feeling–it’s one that becomes familiar to people who spend a lot of time in New River Gorge National Park! On this Guided Hike – 3 Hours adventure, you’ll explore with your guide and surround yourself with the beauty of Appalachia. The New River Gorge boasts over 100 miles of hiking trails, ranging from popular trails like Long Point and Endless Wall Trail to more off-the-beaten path, secluded destinations.

The scenic diversity of these hikes is astounding. In just a few hours, you may walk through hemlock and oak forests, pass streams and waterfalls, and see wildlife like deer, raptors, box turtles, and more. At the culmination of the hike, you’ll enjoy dramatic viewpoints on the edge of 100-foot cliffs with panoramic vistas of the New River Gorge.

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What’s Included

We’ll provide a guide and transportation to and from the trailhead.

What to Wear

Wear closed-toed shoes or boots with good ankle support and traction (we recommend hiking boots or trail-running shoes). Rain jackets, sunglasses, a brimmed hat, or warm clothing may be needed based on the weather forecast. Depending on the season, layers are a good idea so that you can stay comfortable even as your body warms up or as the weather cools. We also suggest bringing a small daypack with water, snacks, sunscreen, and insect repellant.

Trip Time

This tour includes three hours of hiking, during which groups typically cover over four miles of trails.

Requirements and Limits

The minimum age for this adventure is 8 years old.

Safety

All participants must heed their guide’s advice. Stay at least six feet away from dangerous cliff edges, do not try to approach or handle wildlife, and follow all national park regulations to leave no trace. Participants with health concerns about walking up to three miles on uneven terrain and some hills should consult their physicians before booking this adventure.

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