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New River Gorge

Carved by eons of rushing water, the New River Gorge is exceptionally steep and stunningly beautiful.  The fast moving water of the New River continues to cut through layers of sandstone, shale, and coal and reveals the Earth’s geological history of shifting seas, continents, and mountains.

Country Road Cabins is located just minutes from the Gorge rim in a private and secluded wooded setting.  Here you’ll find the ideal spot to rest in one of our hot tub log cabins as you enjoy the countless cultural an outdoor activities the New River Gorge has to offer.

Designated a National River, the New River and the 70,000 acres surrounding the Gorge are maintained by the National Park Service. There’s 65 miles of trails around the Gorge including 1,600 climbing routes and 1000’s of species of plants and animals.  The 60 mile long span of deciduous forest is the largest in the Nation.

The New River Gorge is popular with recreation enthusiasts and thrill seekers who enjoy whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, bird watching, camping, and fishing.  The Gorge is also popular with history buffs interested in the protected mining, civil war, and railroad sites in the park.

The New River Gorge is also where you’ll find the largest single span arch bridge in our hemisphere, the New River Gorge Bridge.  The New River Gorge Bridge is a marvel whether you’re seeing it from a lookout, trail, or from far below on the river.  Each year 10s of thousands gather in October for Bridge Day, the only day your can legally walk on the bridge and BASE jump from the 876′ span.

Additional Resources

New River Gorge National River 

New River Gorge Convention and Visitor Bureau


Long Point

North side 1.6 mile moderate hike with amazing view of bridge

Canyon Rim

Off Rt. 19 North of the Bridge, open year round w/ views from inside the center and from the boardwalk and overlook.

Hawks Nest Overlook

From Hawks Nest State Park  (Ansted)


Rt. 16 above Cotton Hill

Scenic drive with many views of waterfalls along the river

Cathedral Falls

mile 38 of US-60.  60 foot fall with self-cut Cathedral

Kanawha Falls

1 mile south of the town of Gauley Bridge

Thurmond Road

Rt. 25 between Rt 19 and Thurmond follows Dunloup Creek with views of several waterfalls along the way.