Hike the Long Point Trail

West Virginia Long Point Trail

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This short trail offers arguably the best view of the New River Gorge bridge in the area.  

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 marked. Stay straight at both intersections to remain on the Long Point Trail. 

Near the end of the trail, you will descend fairly steeply through some thick rhododendrons, then emerge onto Long Point. The view has great views of the New River Gorge Bridge as well as in the opposite direction into the gorge itself. Keep in mind that these cliffs are fairly narrow and have steep drop offs, so be mindful of your surroundings. 

To return to the parking lot, simply retrace your steps 1.6 miles back to your car. 

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Activities:

Photography, Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

3.2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

200 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Forest
River
Scenic

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3 days ago

Gorgeous

Nice easy hike for beginners with a great payoff. The views are beautiful!

3 days ago

Added by Elyse Clark

Explorer. Hiker. Photographer.

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