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Best Easy Day Hikes: New River Gorge National Park– Map and Book combo package

Johnny Molloy

Bundled value pack of book and gigantic 25×37 tear resistant map

Fifty-three miles of West Virginia’s New River and its gorge, and forty miles of its tributaries, are preserved as New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of New River Gorge National River offers an unparalleled tool for exploring this beautiful riparian region. Key areas of interest featured on this map include Summerville Lake and Babcock, Little Beaver, Pipestem, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield, and Hawks Nest state parks. A detailed inset of Canyon Rim is provided in the print version of this map.

Extensive trail summaries with location, distance, and use will help you choose the path that’s right for you. River mileage is noted for those exploring by boat. Recreation features are clearly marked, including campgrounds, trailheads, picnic areas, boat launches, whitewater access, fishing and swimming areas, marinas, and boat rental locations. Helpful agency contact information and safety tips are included as well. The map base includes contour lines, shaded relief, and elevations for summits and passes.

Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on “Backcountry Tough” waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.

Other features found on this map include: Bluestone Lake, Flat Top Mountain, Gauley River, Greenbrier River, New River Gorge.

  • Map Scale = 1:55,000
  • Sheet Size = 25.5″ x 37.75″
  • Folded Size = 4.25″ x 9.25″


This book covers 20 of the best easy day hikes within the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve’s 70,000 acres, along with immediately adjacent West Virginia state parks. Though named for the river, recreation at this national park is more than canoeing, rafting and fishing. The cliffs and depths of the gorge avail incredible hiking opportunities, whether you hike the Keenyes Creek Trail, with its trestles, grab a vista on Grandview Rim, or take the Glade Creek Trail to Kates Falls.

Hikes in this guide cover the gamut of hiking opportunities at the New River Gorge, including parts of it within Hawks Nest State Park, Babcock State Park and Bluestone State Park. With this book in hand and willing feet you can explore the West Virginia’s wildest and best known canyon. No matter where you go, the trails in this book will enhance your outdoor experience and leave you appreciating the natural splendors of the wild West Virginia.

Pages: 113