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Fayette County West Virginia Bike Trails

Cunard - Kaymoor Trail

New River Gorge National River

The Cunard - Kaymoor Trail is a very popular hiking and mountain biking trail that follows an old roadbed as it contours along the side of the gorge. The trail is seven miles long (one-way), and leads to the historic Kaymoor mine site. The trail takes you past some more recent mining operations, and there are a number of fine overlooks of the New River along this trail.

This trail is a good intermediate mountain bike ride, with just enough up and down to present a challenge -- but not so much as to make it truly difficult. NOTE: bicycles are not allowed on the Kaymoor Trail past the mine site.

From Kaymoor Top it is 4.2 miles to the Kaymoor Mine and 7.2 miles to Cunard. From Cunard, it is 6.7 miles to the Kaymoor Mine and 7.3 miles to Kaymoor Top.


This trailhead is located on the Cunard River Access Road. This road is reached from Fayetteville or Oak Hill via Gatewood Road.

From Fayetteville: Take WV Route 16 South through the town of Fayetteville. Take a left on Gatewood Road, and go 4.6 miles to the Cunard turn-off. Turn left and go 1.8 miles. Follow signs indicating Cunard River Access. Parking is soon reached on your right, and the trail starts back a short distance on your left.

From Oak Hill: Take the Main Street Exit (Oak Hill) off of Route 19. If going south on Route 19, turn left and go 0.5 miles; if going north on Route 19, turn right and go 0.4 miles. Take a right on Gatewood Road, and go 5.4 miles to the Cunard turn-off. Turn right and go 1.8 miles. Follow signs indicating Cunard River Access. Parking is soon reached on your right, and the trail starts back a short distance on your left.

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