This Quaint Little Trail Is The Shortest And Sweetest Hike In West Virginia
Sometimes you just come across a trail that you wish was longer. One that envelops you into its environs and takes you away from the surrounding world. Kaymoor Trail is one such path: short and sweet and not to be missed.
Kaymoor Trail, located near Fayetteville, is a 1.6 mile trail leading through lush woods adjacent to the New River.
The trail itself has a series of wooden walkways that weave through the forest. They are the only man made portion of this trail, but fit perfectly in the environment. They are also necessary to make this particular portion of the trail hikeable.
Other portions lead you through paths deep in the wilderness, or so it seems.
All things considered, it is a rather short trail for one that seems like you are in the middle of nowhere, when in fact, you are rather close to to one of the biggest attractions in the area - the New River Gorge Bridge. In fact, the bridge is partially visible at one point during the
You will also find beautiful waterfalls along the way. The whole hike gives you a sense of being apart from the modern world, lost in a lush environment where nature reigns supreme.
After passing along green hills, winding wooden paths and scenic waterfalls, you will come across the old Kaymoor mine, abandoned in the '50s - a portion of history in the local area complete with remnants such as mining cars and coke ovens.
This is the kind of trail that is not passed through briskly. There is so much to enjoy and take in that you might not want to leave.
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