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Glade Creek Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (13)

Lush forests, abundant swimming holes, and scenic waterfalls make this rail trail a real treat.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

96%

Runnable

1,960' 597 m

High

1,251' 381 m

Low

183' 56 m

Up

881' 269 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall

Description

Starting from the Upper Glade Creek trailhead, visitors will work their way down the Glade Creek Trail and find themselves immersed in a world of lush forests and falling water. Be sure to bring a swim suit on this trail, as your inner child won't be able to resist jumping into at least one of the numerous swimming holes located along the route.

If running this route as an out-and-back appears too much, visitors have the option to leave a shuttle vehicle at the Glade Creek Trail Lower Parking Area.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Hunter R

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  4.5 from 13 votes

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Looking up Glade Creek from the top of the big swimming hole.
Aug 18, 2019 near Stanaford, WV
Glade creek trail below us
Feb 2, 2020 near Daniels, WV
Glade Creek swimming hole
Mar 10, 2018 near Stanaford, WV

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Feb 24, 2018
Derek Green
Light to med rain. Trail shed water fine. Temp mid 50s. Some fallen trees on path. Overall trail in good shape. River stocked w trout, pools wtrfalls 24mi