Guest River Gorge Trail

Coeburn, Virginia

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Vaunting high rock bluffs, cascading waters, and hardwood forest, this rail-trail follows the Guest River through a magnificent sandstone gorge. Located in Jefferson National Forest, the area is isolated and remote—chances are you won’t meet a soul. The trail follows a mild downhill grade from trailhead to trail’s end; keep in mind the uphill return. The large, loose gravel can be hard for beginning bikers (and makes for a noisy bike ride). Surface: The first 1.5 miles are hard-packed gravel, while the last miles are original gravel ballast.
Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Rails To Trails: Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia

by Barbara A. Noe (The Globe Pequot Press)

Vaunting high rock bluffs, cascading waters, and hardwood forest, this rail-trail follows the Guest River through a magnificent sandstone gorge. Located in Jefferson National Forest, the area is isolated and remote—chances are you won’t meet a soul.

The trail follows a mild downhill grade from trailhead to trail’s end; keep in mind the uphill return. The large, loose gravel can be hard for beginning bikers (and makes for a noisy bike ride). Surface: The first 1.5 miles are hard-packed gravel, while the last miles are original gravel ballast.

© 2000 Barbara A. Noe/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking
Nearby City: Coeburn
Distance: 5.3
Trail Type: Shuttle
Surface:
Access: Moderate
Season & Limits: Open year round
Additional Use: Boating
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: Clinch Ranger District of Jefferson National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Guest River Gorge Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/25/2009
0

This is a very beautiful trail. I went down the trail on a Thursday and only saw a few folks. One down side, I know that four-wheelers are banned but there was evidence that this ban is being violated. There are several small water falls along the trail that adds to the overall enjoyment. I would recommend this trail for families and walkers, the tunnel is very cool.


8/10/2008
0

This trail is well worth the diversion as you do the crooked road music trail. The summer wildflowers were amazing in the warmth and damp of August. Once you get a mile in to the walk, you should be very much by yourself to enjoy the silence of this remote setting.



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