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Tunnel Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (5)

A shady loop trail perfect for a warm summer day with a spectacular rock overhang near the end.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

2,494' 760 m

High

2,452' 747 m

Low

33' 10 m

Up

57' 18 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Family Friendly The natural rock overhang on this trail provides kids with an exciting destination.

Description

The Tunnel Trail is a go-to choice for a relaxing hike during the summer months at the New River Gorge National River. This trail's dense forest and damp understory will keep you cool even on the hottest of days, while providing you with a peaceful experience unlike any other in the area. Follow the trail through hardwood forest, passing by large sandstone boulders dripping with moss and moisture. Be sure to watch your step on the multiple stair sections of the trail, as this area's abundant moisture can make them slippery. Toward the end of the Tunnel Trail, enjoy the spectacular rock overhang that lends the trail its name.

*Special Advisory: The tunnel along this trail is currently closed due to safety issues. The remaining segments of trail are open, however, no direct passage through the tunnel is allowed at this time. Contact the New River Gorge National River website for trail updates.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Hunter R

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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#75

in West Virginia

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Gorg view of new river from the Grandview Overlook
Jul 14, 2021 near Stanaford, WV

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Oct 7, 2022
Tom Herr
Tunnels were closed. Seemed like a city park. Worth the short walk. 0.4mi
Sep 30, 2022
Kelsey O'Keefe
Aug 8, 2022
Kelly Simms
Jul 3, 2022
Stephanie Cairney
Oct 3, 2021
Bridget Baughman
Sep 10, 2021
Jodi K
After castle rock we are ending Grandview with this little hike 0.4mi — 11h 45m
Aug 28, 2020
Fabio Solano