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  • 7 Favorite Hikes in New River Gorge National Park

    You may not have heard of New River Gorge, but this stunning river canyon in the middle of the West Virginia just became America’s newest National Park! Hiking is one of the most popular things to do in New River Gorge, and a must-do on any visit to this wild corner of West Virginia.

    I first visited New River Gorge a few months after it achieved National Park Status on 4th of July Weekend, 2021. I didn’t have any clue what to expect at this new National Park, but I ended up totally enchanted by New River Gorge.

    New River Gorge, West Virginia has miles of family-friendly hikes with amazing views, like the Endless Wall Trail or Canyon Rim Boardwalk, and some more strenuous hikes into the Canyon itself, like Kaymoor Miners Trail. Best of all, all of these trails are completely dog friendly!

    This guide breaks down my favorite hikes in New River Gorge, and more tips to plan the perfect trip to America’s newest national park.  

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