The Spooky West Virginia Hike That Will Lead You Somewhere Deserted

As the nation’s newest national park, the New River Gorge is full of unparalleled natural beauty. But do you know what else it’s full of? Ruins. Old towns, old cemeteries, old mines, old equipment, old bridges, old train tracks – you name it, the New River Gorge probably has an abandoned remnant of it somewhere, half buried under leaves and dirt.

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To learn more, visit the National Park Service’s website. And while you’re in the area, make sure to head just up the road to check out some of that unparalleled natural beauty the New River Gorge is known for, too!

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