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Grandview Rim Loop

Intermediate
 4.2 (12) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Fantastic viewpoints and stunning rock cliffs make this hike a treasure in the Grandview area.


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Map Key

3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

Out and Back

2,492' 760 m

High

2,271' 692 m

Low

420' 128 m

Up

420' 128 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views

Family Friendly This would be a great option for older kids - the steep climbs may be a bit much for the little ones, but those with the strength to make the climbs will love the views!

Overview

The Grandview Rim Loop provides hikers with exceptional views of the New River Gorge, as well as the sandstone cliffs that contribute so much to its majesty.

Need to Know

Be careful of the edge along the Castle Rock Trail, as it drops off steeply to one side.

Description

From the trailhead near Turkey Spur Rd., head south on the dirt-treaded Grandview Rim Trail, climbing steeply through an early section before the grade lessens dramatically. As you climb, be sure to pause at the viewpoints of the New River Gorge along the way. Upon reaching the trail junction with the Castle Rock Trail, continue right along the Grandview Rim Trail for a short while before reaching the Grandview Rim Spur. Take in the scenic vistas atop the spur trail before heading back to the Grandview Rim Trail.

Follow the Grandview Rim Trail east to the junction with the Grandview Walkway. Hike east along the walkway to the Main Overlook, before heading back west along the walkway to the junction with the Castle Rock Trail. Head north along the Castle Rock Trail, and be ready for a stunning experience amidst towering walls of stone. Be sure to watch your footing on this trail, as the trail surface is often uneven and can drop off steeply.

From here, follow the Castle Rock Trail until it merges with the Grandview Rim Trail, and head north to return to the Turkey Spur Rd. Parking Area.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Hunter R

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  4.2 from 12 votes

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Photos

The view from the North Overlook on the Castle Rock Trail.
May 25, 2016 near Stanaford, WV
Gorg view of new river from the Grandview Overlook
Jul 14, 2021 near Stanaford, WV
Beautiful view of New River from the Grandview Rim Trail
Jul 14, 2021 near Stanaford, WV
Castle Rock Trail.
May 31, 2016 near Stanaford, WV

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May 20, 2022
Rachel L
2h 00m
Dec 28, 2021
Allison Derrick
7h 30m
Nov 28, 2021
Norbert Huang
Oct 30, 2021
Kayleigh Adams
Lots of wet leaves on trail making it slippery and a bit difficult to stay on track 3.5mi — 1h 15m
Oct 3, 2021
Bridget Baughman
Sep 25, 2021
Cristin Dolan
Aug 14, 2021
Jennifer Biber
With Kevin for our birthdays!
Aug 12, 2021
Barry Eynon
from north point overlook trailhead