Top Adventures in Fayetteville

  • Hike the Long Point Trail

    With minimal elevation gain, this 3.2 mile hike can be done in a short amount of time. From the parking lot, take the trail to the right of the bathroom. There will be two trail intersections at 0.4 miles and 0.7 miles, both of which are well mark...

    3.2 miles 200 ft gain

  • Photograph the New River Gorge Bridge

    A 0.25 mile wooded boardwalk takes you down to an overlook of the 3,030 foot tall steel arch bridge. There are about 150 steps, so the walk back up the visitor center can be tiring. At the overlook, there is great panoramic views of the gorge and ...

  • Hike the Kaymoor Miners Trail

    Kaymoor was on old West Virginia coal mining town that thrived in the early 1900's until it was abandoned in the 1950's. Along this trail you will see remnants of the old mine entrance, mining cars, a coal processing plant, and coke ovens, among o...

    2 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike the Endless Wall Trail

    From the Fern Creek Trailhead this is a 2.0 mile out and back hike to Diamond Point. The trail is relatively flat with minimal elevation gain and has a bridge stream crossing. When you arrive at the sign stating "Climber's Access", take a short si...

    2 miles 260 ft gain

  • Hike Around the Trails of Nuttallburg

    **The road to Nuttallburg is part gravel and only wide enough for one car. Take caution driving along this road-you may have to back up some if you meet another car. Nuttallburg is an old coal mining town that once thrived in the early 1900's, but...

    3 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to the Nuttallburg Headhouse

    From Lansing-Edmond road, turn right onto Beauty Mountain Road. Go for 0.1 miles and the road will appear to split into three roads. The main road goes left, but take the middle road here. After another 0.1 miles you will arrive at a gate with a f...

    1.4 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike Beauty Mountain Trail

    The Beauty Mountain Trail Head is located less than 10 miles form Fayetteville, WV.  To reach the trail head, you will have to travel down some very narrow roads, and I recommend going old school and printing out the directions because cell servic...

    1.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Turkey Creek Falls in Hawks Nest SP

    Park in the boat ramp lot by Hawks Nest Lake. Note that the road to get down to this parking lot is a one lane (two-way traffic) steep gravel road, but it is passable with low-clearance vehicles. From the parking area take the path towards the Haw...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Watch a Sunrise at Hawks Nest Overlook

    Hawk's Nest State Park is a true gem in the New River Gorge area. It has a roadside overlook that looks out over a horseshoe bend of the New River with views of the Hawk's Nest Dam and of a railroad bridge across the river. From the parking area, ...

  • Hike the Hawks Nest Rail Trail

    You can start walking on this well-graded rail trail either from Ansted or down by the New River at the Hawk's Nest Nature Center. If you start from the top you will lose a couple hundred feet in elevation and have to walk back up to your car (it ...

    3.6 miles 200 ft gain

  • Photograph Cathedral Falls

    Since this waterfall is less than 200 feet from the parking lot, visiting this waterfall provides a huge reward for minimal physical effort. From the parking lot, cross the bridge over the stream and follow the trail on the right side of the strea...

  • Camp at Babcock State Park

    Babcock State Park is one of 36 state parks in West Virginia and is located just Southeast of Fayetteville, WV.  Babcock State Park has over 4,000 acres, making it a great place to camp while you explore the beautiful area.  The campground has 51 ...

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      Grandview Shelter 4

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