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Castle Rock Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (7)

Towering rock cliffs and sheer drop-offs make for an exciting trail experience on Castle Rock Trail.


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0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

Point to Point

2,491' 759 m

High

2,327' 709 m

Low

235' 72 m

Up

287' 88 m

Down

19%

Avg Grade (11°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Description

Castle Rock Trail provides visitors with a stunning experience amidst towering walls of stone. Be sure to watch your footing on this trail, as the trail surface is often uneven and can drop off steeply.

This trail can be combined with the Grandview Rim Trail for a one mile circuit, first giving hikers hands-on experience with the steep cliffs lending the Castle Rock Trail its name. The extra effort is worthwhile, as the clifftops offer gorgeous views of the New River Gorge.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Hunter R

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  4.7 from 7 votes

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#19

in West Virginia

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Photos

Gorg view of new river from the Grandview Overlook
Jul 14, 2021 near Stanaford, WV
Beautiful view of New River from the Grandview Rim Trail
Jul 14, 2021 near Stanaford, WV
The view from the North Overlook on the Castle Rock Trail.
May 25, 2016 near Stanaford, WV
Castle Rock Trail.
May 31, 2016 near Stanaford, WV

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Oct 11, 2021
Paul Burton
Oct 3, 2021
Bridget Baughman
Sep 10, 2021
Jodi K
Fog lifted so we are heading out. Going out on the castle rock trail, coming back on Grandview rim. Looking for that that coal 1.2mi
Aug 14, 2021
Jennifer Biber
With Kevin for our birthdays!
Jul 16, 2021
Wie Yusuf
Jun 21, 2021
Daniel Roeder
Jun 3, 2021
Haden Smith
0.5mi