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The Unrivaled Canyon Hike In West Virginia Everyone Should Take At Least Once

The Grandview area of the New River Gorge National River was once a West Virginia state park, but has since been transferred to the National Park Service. It’s best known for the view from the main overlook by the visitors center, but there are beautiful trails to hike here, too. Here are a few suggestions for how to get the most out of your hike.

This is a perfect hike for the fall when the trees are changing! It’s also very beautiful in the springtime, when the rhododendrons are blooming. If you hike the Castle Rock trail and loop back, it’s a little over a mile. If you go on to Turkey Spur and then back, it’s about 2.5 miles.

To reach the visitors center from Beckley, follow I-64 East five miles to Exit 129 B. From Lewisburg, follow I-64 West forty miles to Exit 129. From either exit, turn right and follow Route 9 North six miles to Grandview.

For another short hike in West Virginia, take a look at how to hike the Appalachian Trail and see three states in just 4 miles.

Rachel Whetstone
Rachel is proud to live in wild and wonderful West Virginia. She enjoys nature walks, photography, and discovering new restaurants all around the state.