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Glade Creek Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (14)

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


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Map Key

5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

Point to Point

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

Family Friendly While the length of this trail may deter children, the presence of swimming holes and waterfalls could make it worthwhile.

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 hiking 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 14 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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Sep 7, 2020
Ed Lively
My son and I did a down-and-back from the Glade Creek trailhead down to New River and then all the way back to the trailhead. The trail ranges from… 11.4mi
Aug 25, 2020
Becky Duncan
Jun 20, 2020
Thom Dunn
Hiked in. Camped. Hiked out 6mi — 2h 00m
Sep 22, 2019
Eric Rolston
Sep 21, 2019
Eric Rolston
Aug 17, 2019
Jim McFarland
14mi
Jul 6, 2019
Travis L.
Sep 16, 2018
Daniel Sukup
Took my time and enjoyed this very relaxing hike. The views of glade creek are stunning. Loved the rapids and the falls. Also great swimming holes!!