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Big Branch Trail

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Length


1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


548' 167 m

Ascent

-527' -161 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

107%

Max Grade (47°)

1,871' 570 m

High

1,362' 415 m

Low

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Muddy, Fallen Trees - Fallen trees just about everywhere. Poorly maintained. History

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A springtime must in the New River Gorge, sporting bountiful wildflowers and waterfalls.

Hunter R

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

The Big Branch Trail is a must-do springtime hike in New River Gorge. Heading south from the parking area, climb moderately through wildflower-blanketed forest, hiking along numerous streams and waterfalls before passing an abandoned farmstead. Continue up the hill knowing the reward of beautiful New River Gorge views await you at the top.

After soaking up your surroundings and a magnificent view, head back down, completing this loop through intermittently steep sections of trail before arriving back at the parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Keep an eye out for multiple species of wildflower in this area, including spring beauties, trout lilies, toothwort, and bloodroot.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Nov 11, 2018
Kelli Baxstrom
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