|Name||Long Point Trail - New River Gorge Bridge View|
|Summary||A relatively easy hike to the best view of the famous New River Bridge, Fayetteville, WV.|
|Type||Day Hike - Out and Back|
|Distance (Total)||3.1 miles / 5.0 km|
|Hiking Season||- All Year Long|
|Things To See||- Cliffs - Gorge - Mountain Views - River - Valleys - Wildflowers - Woods|
|Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Nearby Town||Fayetteville, West Virginia, United States|
This is a 3.2 mile Round Trip hike to THE best view of the New River Bridge. It starts from a large parking area with multiple trailheads. The one you want is "Long Point". It passes through a meadow and then woods in a slightly inclining trip to the Gorge. It ends at a large, open rock with an awesome view.
Cameras are a must. Watch Pets and children as you approach the final area. The "large, open rock" is surrounded by sheer drop offs and may become slippery when wet. HOWEVER it is large enough so that even those with a fear of heights should not have a problem enjoying the view from the safety of the center of it.
If you have extra time, try the trails that cross this one. Kaymoor is one of them, and an excellent one at that.
Personal favorite season: Spring. If you catch it the right week of April May, the area around the "viewing rocks" are surrounded by pink rhodedendron. It's Beautiful. Fall with the colors & "Bridge Day" in October with the base jumping from the bridge is a close second.
The Long Point Trailhead is reached via Gatewood Road. From U.S. Route 19, follow Route 16 South through the town of Fayetteville. Take a left on Gatewood Road (sign indicating Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow this road for 1.9 miles, and turn left on Newton Road. Parking is 50 yards down on the left.
There are 2 trailheads here and various trails intersecting, including Kaymoor (through an old mine area, lots of stairs, very interesting) and a trail back to Fayetteville. Long Point Trail is the one you want here.
|Latitude||38.0416 degrees / 38° 2.496' / 38° 2' 29.76"|
|Longitude||-81.0778 degrees / -81° 4.668' / -81° 4' 40.08"|