Thurmond Depot At the Bottom of the New River Gorge

Glen Jean, West Virginia

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The drive descends into the New River Gorge to the historic railroad town of Thurmond for views of the old town and the New River, then returns via the same route for a 20-mile trip. An optional drive for four-wheel-drive vehicles on dirt roads continues along the New River for another 13 miles for a 23-mile trip. Special Attractions: The historic railroad depot and town of Thurmond, in the New River Gorge National River, the New River itself, and the New River Gorge. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving West Virginia

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Scenic Driving West Virginia

by Bruce Sloane (Falcon Guides)

The drive descends into the New River Gorge to the historic railroad town of Thurmond for views of the old town and the New River, then returns via the same route for a 20-mile trip. An optional drive for four-wheel-drive vehicles on dirt roads continues along the New River for another 13 miles for a 23-mile trip.

Special Attractions: The historic railroad depot and town of Thurmond, in the New River Gorge National River, the New River itself, and the New River Gorge. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Bruce Sloane/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Glen Jean
Distance: 20
Season: Late spring through November
Local Contacts: Babcock State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Thurmond Depot: At the Bottom of the New River Gorge

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