Only the world-famous New River Gorge with its bridge, whitewater, rock climbing, and many trails could make its tributary Glade Creek a relatively unknown destination in comparison. Allot a day to explore this creek upstream of the gorge, and you’ll be glad you did.
The flat trail parallels the swiftly flowing Glade Creek, which is trout stocked, boulder strewn, and full of cannonball-worthy swimming holes. The dense canopy of hardwoods towers over an understory of mountain laurel, rhododendron, striped maple, and witch hazel. Add a developed campground and backcountry camping where you are unlikely to see another soul, and you just may find your new favorite place to spend a summer weekend.
Beckley, WV - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 11.2