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greenBlue Glade Creek Trail

Trail

5.7 mile 9.2 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 183' 56 m
Descent: -881' -269 m
High: 1,960' 597 m
Low: 1,251' 381 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Hunter R

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

Hunter R

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.

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Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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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!!
May 26, 2018
David Kinsley
5mi
Jun 18, 2017
Matthew Zidek
June 2017, New River Gorge, Justin, Adam, Nick L, Bri 12mi
May 16, 2017
Justin Frum
Apr 2, 2017
Taira Landavere
Mar 15, 2017
Brittany Humphrey

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