Rend Trail

New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

Elevation Gain896ft
Trailhead Elevation1,135ft
Elevation Min/Max1119/1634ft
Elevation Start/End1135/1135ft

Rend Trail

Rend Trail is a hiking trail in Fayette County, West Virginia. It is within New River Gorge National River. It is 4.5 miles long and begins at 1,135 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 896 feet.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: New River Gorge (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"Start your hike in the mining community of Minden. A gentle downhill leads past boulders, bluffs, and soaring woods. Pass old mile markers from when the path was a rail line. This old railroad grade once connected the mines of Minden with the New River Gorge railroad lines below. Along the way you cross multiple trestles that present scenic looks into Arbuckle Creek. The hike culminates in a cleared view of the New River and its whitewater rapids near the historic town of Thurmond."

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Trail Information

New River Gorge National River
Nearby City
New River Gorge National River
Skill Level
Additional Use
Babcock State Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Thurmond
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