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Island Loop Trail

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A short loop exhibiting the active reclamation of farmland by hardwood forests.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

1,296' 395 m

High

1,278' 390 m

Low

22' 7 m

Up

21' 6 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Family Friendly A short length and gentle grades make this trail a perfect option for families with children.

Description

The Island Loop Trail is a short, relaxing trail through what was once cultivated as farmlands. Since farmers moved away from the area, and the national park has prevented development, the area is currently being reclaimed by the forests from which it was originally cleared.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Hunter R

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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#110

in West Virginia

#12,579

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Beautiful easy trail, wildflowers, river views, birds.  Very enjoyable.
Apr 30, 2021 near Hinton, WV

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