Craig Branch Trail

New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

Elevation Gain1,030ft
Trailhead Elevation1,995ft
Elevation Min/Max1564/1996ft
Elevation Start/End1995/1995ft

Craig Branch Trail

Craig Branch Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Fayette County, West Virginia. It is within New River Gorge National River. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 1,995 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,030 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. This trail connects with the following: Kaymor Trail and Dalton Trail.

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"This hike not only takes you to a scenic set of falls, it also leads past a historic preserved mine site enhanced with interpretive information.

Start on the edge of the New River Gorge, then descend a miners trail, passing a low-flow cascade to find the Kaymoor mine site. See building relics, signage, structures, and the mine itself. An optional spur takes you to the bottom of the gorge to view more history."

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Trail Information

New River Gorge National River
Nearby City
New River Gorge National River
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
New River Gorge National River, PO Box 246, 104 Main Street, Glen Jean 25846; (304) 465-0508;
Local Contacts
New River Gorge, National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #242—New River Gorge; USGS Fayetteville
Local Maps

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Nov 2018