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0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -767' -234 m
High: 1,968' 600 m
Low: 1,201' 366 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 23% (13°)
Max Grade: 66% (33°)

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A strenuous out-and-back to the historic Kaymoor coal mine site with views of the New River Gorge

Hunter R

Features River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly 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.

Description

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.

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Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Nov 24, 2018
Jenna W
4.5mi
Sep 28, 2018
Luke Galle
Sep 28, 2017
S. Boegs
Apr 18, 2017
Jennifer Mehring
Just a heads up- it's really cool to see the old buildings and coke ovens but you can't actually really see the old town that's down the river
Jul 30, 2016
Bobby Gemmer

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