Long Point Trail is a hiking trail in Fayette County, West Virginia. It is within New River Gorge National River. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 1,961 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 480 feet. The trail ends near the Long Point viewpoint.
Long Point Trail - New River Gorge National River Professional Reviews and Guides
"This popular hike makes a mostly easy trek to a prominent rock spine culminating in a view from its tip—Long Point. From here you can see the famed New River Bridge as it crosses from one end of the New River Gorge to the other, as well as the natural features around it. But the hike is rewarding from its beginning at an easily accessible trailhead through eye-pleasing woods down to the narrow rock spine of Long Point. And elevation changes are less than 300 feet, making it easily doable by your average hiker."
--Johnny Molloy, Best Easy Day Hikes: New River Gorge (Falcon Guides).
"The beauty of the Long Point Trail is that it combines the ease of a walk in the park with a view as if you just climbed a mountain. After a flat walk through the forest, you arrive at Long Point, with a hikers-only view of the iconic New River Gorge Bridge in front of you and the whitewater- laden New River nearly 1,000 feet below—still close enough to hear the screams of delight coming from the rafters. Pack a lunch and plan to hang out here for a while.
The Long Point Trail is the best starting point for a hike in the New River Gorge area. It is even wheelchair accessible to a wooden observation platform at mile 0.2. Walk past the trailhead sign and into the woods. The trail initially skirts the backyards of homes."
--Mary Reed, Hiking West Virginia-3rd Edition (Falcon Guides).
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