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Kaymoor Miners Trail

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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
50% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -767' -234 m
High: 1,968' 600 m
Low: 1,201' 366 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 23% (13°)
Max Grade: 66% (33°)

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A strenuous out-and-back to the historic Kaymoor coal mine site with views of the New River Gorge

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Features River/Creek · Views

Description

The Kaymoor Miners Trail allows visitors access to one of many historic coal mining sites in the New River Gorge. Descend along the trail from the parking area until the trail intersects with the Kaymoor Trail, at which point the remnants of the Kaymoor mine appear. Take time to enjoy the rich mining history at this site, before traveling down a steep wooden staircase to the remnants of the site's coal processing ovens and community center on the banks of the New River. Be sure to save some energy for the ascent back to the car, as over 800 stairs stand between the town center and mine site!

Be careful on this area's wooden staircases, as they become slippery when wet.

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Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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  4.2 from 6 votes

#2

in Fayetteville

#7138

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#2

in Fayetteville

#63

in West Virginia

#7,138

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800 steps down.
Aug 1, 2016 near Fayette…, WV
821 steps from the Kaymoor Bottom.
Oct 5, 2017 near Fayette…, WV
On the Kaymoor Miners Trail.
Oct 5, 2017 near Fayette…, WV
Maybe it was a Black Racer snake.
Oct 5, 2017 near Fayette…, WV
The Kaymoor Miners Trail
Oct 5, 2017 near Fayette…, WV

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