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The Long Point Overlook offers spectacular views of the New River Gorge below, as well as the famous New River Gorge Bridge - the longest single steel span bridge in the western hemisphere. Completed in 1977, the New River Gorge Bridge became a stunningly beautiful fix to a monumental transportation problem. Before its construction, travelers spent almost an hour driving from one side to the other, winding their way down steep switchbacks on the New River Gorge's precarious mountain roads. However, with the construction of the bridge came a cut in travel time to one minute.

Now on the National Register for Historic Places, the New River Gorge Bridge will continue to inspire visitors to the New River Gorge National River both as an engineering marvel, as well as a thing of beauty, for many years to come.

Short Hike: This gem is located just 1.6 miles from the Long Point Trail Parking Area.

Family Friendly: Fantastic views and a manageable trail length make this gem a great destination for families with children.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Hunter R

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Nov 8, 2021
Zach Pittman
Nice easy hike. Great view!
Sep 26, 2021
Cristin Dolan
Aug 20, 2021
Jessica Milam
Jul 30, 2021
Barry Eynon
Jul 15, 2021
Joy Evans
First hike with Jordan
Jul 11, 2021
Kristen Cantor
very hard but worth it
Jul 11, 2021
Brian Cantor
long hike but worth it
Jun 8, 2021
Brett Bower

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