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Distance:
3.2 Miles / 5.1 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~36 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
New River Gorge National Park
Town:
Fayetteville, West Virginia
Directions:
38.04153, -81.077988
Added:
September 06, 2017
Updated:
January 09, 2021
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264 '

Total Change
460 '

Ascent
457 '

Descent

The Long Point Trail at New River Gorge National Park is a moderate 3.2 mile out-and-back hike to one of the best overlook views of the New River Gorge Bridge and New River that West Virginia has to offer.

The overlook, at the end of the trail, is a three-sided cliff that juts out from the mountains and into the valley formed by the New River. Straight ahead is the iconic New River Bridge, the longest steel span bridge in the western hemisphere.

The hike itself is moderate only for the way back. The hike starts out easy. Follow the signs that point toward the Long Point Trail and Long Point Overlook. Once you reach a sign that states "no bikes beyond this point", you know you're getting close. From there, the hike is downhill to the lookout point.

GPS data note: the GPS data provided here was tracked during early September 2017, during the same time that the trail was getting new routes blazed. The GPS data may be slightly off after Sept 2017, but will still get you to the overlook regardless.

Explore 1 trail near Fayetteville, WV
  1. Parking

    38.04153, -81.077988
  2. Main Trailhead

    38.041769, -81.078089
  3. View of the New River Gorge Bridge

    38.059656, -81.077392
    View of the New River Gorge Bridge
  4. New River Gorge Bridge

    38.059628, -81.077369
    New River Gorge Bridge
  5. View to the southeast of the New River Gorge Bridge

    38.059456, -81.077147
    View to the southeast of the New River Gorge Bridge
  6. View to the southeast of the New River Gorge Bridge

    38.0596, -81.077256
    View to the southeast of the New River Gorge Bridge
No community routes found. To add your own hike as a Community Route for this Trail guide, leave a Trip Report with an attached GPX file.

Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Summer

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3.2 miles / 5.1 km
Trail added
September 06, 2017
Hiked on
September 01, 2017
Updated on
January 09, 2021
3.2 miles / 5.1 km
September 24, 2017
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3.2 miles / 5.1 km
September 01, 2017
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