Kaymoor Mine Loop

Fayette County, West Virginia

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What a rewarding and historic hike! Start by taking the steep Kaymoor Miners Trail and descend through alluring forest and impressive geology to reach the Kaymoor Mine, one of the most intact mine sites around. See building relics, signage, structures, and the mine itself. An optional spur takes you to the bottom of the gorge to view more history. Otherwise, the hike travels along the mid-slope of the gorge easterly in more national park–level scenery and then returns via the Craig Branch Trail, where you enjoy upland hardwoods on a doubletrack path before passing through a set of mountain-biking trails. Reach the mountain-biking trail parking area, and then it is but a short road walk to complete the loop.

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"What a rewarding and historic hike! Start by taking the steep Kaymoor Miners Trail and descend through alluring forest and impressive geology to reach the Kaymoor Mine, one of the most intact mine sites around. See building relics, signage, structures, and the mine itself. An optional spur takes you to the bottom of the gorge to view more history. Otherwise, the hike travels along the mid-slope of the gorge easterly in more national park–level scenery and then returns via the Craig Branch Trail, where you enjoy upland hardwoods on a doubletrack path before passing through a set of mountain-biking trails. Reach the mountain-biking trail parking area, and then it is but a short road walk to complete the loop."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Fayette County
Distance: 4.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Babcock State Park
Local Maps: USGS: Fayetteville

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Jun 2018