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blue Grandview Rim Loop

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3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer loop
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 420' 128 m
Descent: -420' -128 m
High: 2,492' 760 m
Low: 2,271' 692 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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

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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.

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Land Manager: NPS - New River Gorge

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Sep 19, 2017
Maggie Louden
Strenuous hike in places along Rim. At Turkey Lookout wonderful views of New River at Grandview.
Jul 30, 2017
Katie O'Malley
Jul 26, 2017
Jennifer Mehring
great views!
May 26, 2017
Danielle Benally
May 25, 2017
Logan Chappell
Mar 29, 2017
Howard Regal
May 9, 2013
Tom H

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