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Address: Fayette Station Rd, Lansing, WV
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Booty had me like...

This was awesome. My friend and I chose it to see the old mining buildings and because, mileage wise, it was an easy trail. We went in the later afternoon in January (around 35... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Adrianne W
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

NOT for the beginning hiker. Footing is a little slick in places and incline is a bit steep. Eventually you get to stairs. LOTS of stairs!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was awesome. My friend and I chose it to see the old mining buildings and because, mileage wise, it was an easy trail. We went in the later afternoon in January (around 35 degrees), but didn't bundle up too much, just jacket and gloves and fleece headband. We parked just a smidgen past the start of the trail in... More 

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Thank Adrianne W
Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Great trail!!! Parking around the corner from the entrance and start off with a nice scenic waterway... Hit the falls, then the mid crest for a great view of the NRG bridge. Continue up and see some fantastic ruins of an old coal town. You can even look into the mines and feel the cool air rushing out. If you're... More 

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Thank globaltrek
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Really a great hike! Be prepared for a burn in your quads, but well worth the trip to see the ruins from the old coal operations at the bottom. While we were there we ran into someone hiking up and down the 900 stairs 3 times for exercise!

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Thank Brook H
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The trail is easily accessible from Fayette Station Road (ask for directions @ Canyon Rim Visitor’s Center). From the parking lot, it’s 2 miles each way. Expect to spend a minimum of 2 hours hiking (one hour each way), plus time exploring. The trail is gorgeous with small waterfalls and pedestrian bridges. The hike to the main site wasn’t bad,... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There are over 800 stairs down to the river and of course that many back up again. That might not sound like a lot but it will get your heart pumping for sure! If you want views from up high, I suggest you do the endless wall hike. It's much easier and the views are amazing. If you want to... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a great hike. We did the Upper Kaymore trail, and walked only to the level that has the mine entrances. It is a fairly steep walk on switchback trails. We did not do the 800 steps to the bottom of the hill, as we had done it in prior visits and there is not much to see at... More 

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Minerva, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is not a hike for the faint-of-heart. My wife and I are in good shape and both do a lot of walking but this trail is what you would call vertical :-) We had a cool day with a light rain and I was VERY thankful for that! Historically speaking, the hike was a real eye-opener to the area's... More 

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1 Thank Jerry W
Pensacola, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The National Park Service map/brochure gives you the directions to the trailhead that is a one way road that winds under the New River Gorge Bridge to the bottom, crosses the river and ends up at the trailhead. There are lots of switchbacks and narrow roads but we were the only ones on the trail from the Wolf Creek entrance... More 

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Oak Hill, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

try to run them from top to bottom, and then bottom to top, stopping at the landings to do push ups, sit ups, etc. wicked work out!

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