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Big Branch Trail

 3.5 (2)

1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


76%

Runnable

548' 167 m

Ascent

-527' -161 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

107%

Max Grade (47°)

1,871' 570 m

High

1,362' 415 m

Low

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A springtime must in the New River Gorge, sporting bountiful wildflowers and waterfalls.

Hunter R

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

The Big Branch Trail is a must-do springtime run in New River Gorge. Heading south from the parking area, climb moderately through wildflower-blanketed forest, running along numerous streams and waterfalls before passing an abandoned farmstead. Continue up the hill knowing the reward of beautiful New River Gorge views await you at the top.

After soaking up your surroundings and a magnificent view, head back down, completing this loop through intermittently steep sections of trail before arriving back at the parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Keep an eye out for multiple species of wildflower in this area, including spring beauties, trout lilies, toothwort, and bloodroot.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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