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Raleigh County West Virginia Hiking Trails

Canyon Rim Trail

New River Gorge National River

Length: 1.6 mile

Probably the best place to begin any visit to Grandview is at the Main Overlook. The view includes seven miles of the New River, which began its journey in the mountains of North Carolina.

The walk from the Main Overlook to Turkey Spur follows the Canyon Rim Trial. This 1.6 mile trail follows along a ridge, and has a couple good ups and downs along the way. The North Overlook is a worthwhile stop, only minutes from the Main Overlook. There are several other vantage points before it arrives at the start of the Turkey Spur Trail & Boardwalk.

The upper overlooks at Turkey Spur are reached by climbing 150 steps to some excellent views of the tight bends and meanders of the New River. The railroad tracks below are still active, and once served as the main line for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Note: There is also a road that can be taken to the start of the Turkey Spur Trail.

From Beckley:
Follow Interstate 64 East to the Grandview Exit (Exit 129 B). Turn right, and follow Route 9 North six miles to Grandview. Follow signs to the Main Overlook.

From Lewisburg:
Follow Interstate 64 West forty miles to the Grandview Exit (Exit 129). Turn right, and follow Route 9 North six miles to Grandview. Follow signs to the Main Overlook.

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