“A strenuous out-and-back to the historic Kaymoor coal mine site with views of the New River Gorge”
— Hunter R
River/Creek · Views
While the full trail might prove too much for children, hiking the section from the parking lot to the mine site could provide an easier and more enjoyable option.
The Kaymoor Miners Trail allows visitors access to one of many historic coal mining sites in the New River Gorge. Descend along the trail from the parking area until the trail intersects with the Kaymoor Trail
, at which point the remnants of the Kaymoor mine appear. Take time to enjoy the rich mining history at this site, before traveling down a steep wooden staircase to the remnants of the site's coal processing ovens and community center on the banks of the New River. Be sure to save some energy for the ascent back to the car, as over 800 stairs stand between the town center and mine site!
Be careful on this area's wooden staircases, as they become slippery when wet.