Trail Run Project Logo

Bridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (6)

A steep but exciting trail leading to fantastic views of the New River Gorge Bridge


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

86%

Runnable

1,707' 520 m

High

1,461' 445 m

Low

124' 38 m

Up

249' 76 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views

Runner Notes

The tread of this trail can be very steep and rocky at times, so be sure to watch your footing.

Description

Looking for a run with stunning photo opportunities of the New River Gorge Bridge? Go no further than the Bridge Trail. From the trailhead off Fayette Station Rd., head east, climbing moderately for 0.4 miles before plunging sharply into a series of switchbacks clinging to the gorge rim. Continue down the trail, being sure to watch your footing on the rock-laden tread, until reaching a flat section of trail directly under the bridge. Take your time, and marvel at the feat of construction above you.

Once you've taken in this scenic and famous bridge, you have the option of returning the way you came, or continuing onward to the trail junction with the Fayetteville Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

Shared By:

Hunter R

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 6 votes

#4

in Fayetteville

#8945

Overall
  4.2 from 6 votes
5 Star
33%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
17%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#4

in Fayetteville

#83

in West Virginia

#8,945

Overall
110 Views Last Month
2,786 Since Apr 29, 2016
Intermediate/Difficult

0%
17%
0%
17%
67%
0%

Photos

view from under new bridge on the bridge trail
Jul 14, 2021 near Fayette…, WV
Passing under the New River Gorge Bridge.
Jun 22, 2020 near Fayette…, WV

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Minor Issues 16 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none