Grandview Rim Trail to Turkey Spur Overlook - New River Gorge National River

Beckley, West Virginia 25801

Grandview Rim Trail to Turkey Spur Overlook - New River Gorge National River

Grandview Rim Trail to Turkey Spur Overlook - New River Gorge National River Professional Review and Guide

"Grandview is the right name for this hike. The payoff comes early—walk just a few hundred feet to an expansive view to the east of a giant oxbow in the New River. This spot, Horseshoe Bend, is the deepest part of the New River Gorge, at around 1,400 feet.

The trail parallels the gorge through a forest thick with rhododendrons and hardwoods. It ends at Turkey Spur Overlook, atop a rock outcropping that also provides views of the New River Gorge—this time both to the east and west, thanks to more oxbows in this snaking whitewater
river."

More Grandview Rim Trail to Turkey Spur Overlook - New River Gorge National River Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is the signature hike of the Grandview area. The rewards start almost immediately after leaving the trailhead. It is but a short distance to the rim of the New River Gorge. Just a few more strides lead to the North Overlook, where an unimpeded vista awaits of the incredible chasm cut by the New River as it bullies through West Virginia highlands. From there the Grandview Rim Trail skirts the edge of the gorge, passing more overlooks along the canyon precipice, and through imperiled hemlock forests. The Turkey Spur Overlook awaits at trail’s end. Feel the natural air conditioner, a geological feature, and then climb steps to Turkey Spur Rock, with multiple vistas from its crest. Hikers are guaranteed to enjoy the return trip on this trail treasure."

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Trail Information

Beckley
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.8-3.6
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1-2 hours
Duration
The park is open 24/7 year-round. The Grandview visitor center is open Memorial Day through Labor Day noon to 5 p.m. Best in May and June.
Season
Views
Features
New River Gorge National River, (304) 465-0508 or www.nps.gov/neri
Local Contacts
Park Service maps; USGS quad: Prince
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018