Big Buck Trail

New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

Elevation Gain242ft
Trailhead Elevation2,436ft
Elevation Min/Max2326/2437ft
Elevation Start/End2436/2436ft

Big Buck Trail

Big Buck Trail is a hiking trail in Raleigh County, West Virginia. It is within New River Gorge National River. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 2,436 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 242 feet. Near the end of the trail are a shelter and a waste basket.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: New River Gorge (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"The appropriately named Grandview area of the New River Gorge is the setting for this hike. The walk utilizes two relatively short and easy nature loops emanating from a common picnic area. A perfect stroll for kids and less-able hikers, the hike will first take you on the Big Buck Trail. Interpretive information identifying indigenous plants enhances the upland trek. The second circuit cruises a hillside and then dips to a ferny streamlet before returning to the picnic area. Elevation changes are minimal on the well-marked paths. Bring a picnic to enrich the experience."

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Trail Information

New River Gorge National River
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New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge National River
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USGS: Prince
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