Welcome to Redstar Cabin, an ideal 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom haven mere minutes from New River Gorge National Park in Fayetteville, WV. This retreat is situated in an exclusive gated neighborhood with its own private scenic overlook and accommodates up to 13 guests. Enjoy two spacious living areas along with a fully stocked kitchen. Outdoor bliss awaits with amenities like a hot tub and grill, ensuring a memorable getaway experience. Book today!
Whitewater rafting in the New River Gorge, West Virginia, is a thrilling adventure with access points in Fayetteville and Thurmond. The Lower New River, known for its Class III to Class V rapids like “Keeney’s” and “Double Z,” is a magnet for experienced rafters. Meanwhile, the Upper New River, accessible from Thurmond, offers a milder experience with a mix of Class I to III rapids, making it suitable for beginners. The prime rafting season spans from April to October, influenced by dam releases, and numerous outfitters in the area offer guided trips, ensuring safety and equipment provision for all levels of experience.
For canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts, the New River Gorge provides access at various points along its course, including Fayetteville, Hinton, and Sandstone. The Lower New River is ideal for experienced paddlers, with challenging whitewater sections, while the Upper New River offers gentler waters, perfect for beginners and casual paddlers. Beyond the rapids, the gorge’s scenic beauty and opportunities for wildlife observation make it an enticing destination. Rental options are available for those without their own canoes or kayaks, often with shuttle services for convenience. Paddlers can choose their adventure based on skill level and desired experience, exploring the New River’s diverse waterways and breathtaking surroundings.
The New River Gorge is a world-renowned rock climbing destination, featuring over 1,400 established climbing routes on its sandstone cliffs. The most popular climbing areas include the Endless Wall, known for its iconic route “The New Yosemite” and the stunning “Lactic Acid Bath”; the Kaymoor Rocks, offering both sport and traditional routes with breathtaking views; and the Bridge Buttress, featuring challenging lines near the iconic New River Gorge Bridge. Climbers of all skill levels flock to these areas, attracted by the diverse range of routes, ranging from beginner-friendly to advanced, and the unparalleled scenic beauty of the gorge, making it a premier climbing destination in the United States.
Mountain biking enthusiasts in the New River Gorge area have access to a growing network of trails that cater to a range of skill levels. The Arrowhead Trails, located in Fayetteville, offer a variety of trails, including the beginner-friendly “Lake Loop” and the challenging “EKG.” These trails wind through lush forests and rocky terrain, providing riders with a diverse experience. The Fayetteville Town Park features the popular “Pump Track,” a short but exhilarating circuit designed for practicing skills. For a longer ride, the “Hawks Nest Rail Trail” offers a scenic 9-mile route along the New River, suitable for both beginners and intermediate riders. The Arrowhead Trails, with over 12 miles of interconnected trails, provide more extensive options, while advanced riders can tackle the rugged “Southside Trail.” Overall, the New River Gorge offers a variety of mountain biking experiences, from leisurely rides to challenging singletrack adventures amidst the region’s picturesque landscapes.
If you are a hiker, there are more than a few great trails! Check these out:
Endless Wall Trail: This popular 2.4-mile out-and-back trail is located near Fayetteville and is known for its stunning views of the New River Gorge. The trail is considered moderate in difficulty and features well-maintained paths and overlooks. Hikers can expect a mix of inclines and descents, with several viewpoints along the way, including the famous Diamond Point, providing breathtaking vistas of the river below.
Long Point Trail: Starting from the Long Point Trailhead, this 3.2-mile round-trip trail is rated as easy to moderate. It offers a relatively flat hike through a beautiful forested area, leading to an awe-inspiring overlook at Long Point. The view from this vantage point provides a panoramic vista of the New River and the iconic New River Gorge Bridge.
Endless Wall – Kaymoor Trail Loop: For a longer and more challenging hiking experience, the Endless Wall – Kaymoor Trail Loop covers approximately 6 miles of terrain. Starting at the Fern Creek Trailhead, hikers can traverse a combination of the Endless Wall and Kaymoor Trails, which include moderately strenuous sections and steeper descents. The reward is access to Kaymoor Miners Trail, leading to the remnants of the historic Kaymoor Mine site and its fascinating ruins.
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