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Steep, but nice

If you're starting at Kaymoor top to hike down to the mine site, be prepared for a steep and rugged... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Sarah C
oh my calves

the hike down to the staircase was pretty steep.... and we thought that was it until you see the... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
540maryannm
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Kaymoor Rd, Fayetteville, WV 25850
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

If you're starting at Kaymoor top to hike down to the mine site, be prepared for a steep and rugged trail. Trekking poles and boots would be recommended. But, once you reach the mine site, you'll have a nice little view of the gorge, part...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed August 7, 2018

the hike down to the staircase was pretty steep.... and we thought that was it until you see the 800 stairs. there is not a lot to see down there, but it is a nice hike. most of the buildings are overgrown and there are...More

Thank 540maryannm
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

This is NOT just a trail. Its a hike. With steps. Many, many steps (about 822) down to the ruins. And if desire on down the New River in front the upper and lower Kaymoor rapids. What goes down MUST come up. And going up...More

Thank wvjodymurphy
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the Canyon Rim Visitors Center to get information about the trails and area since part of the trail is closed (probably forever due to landslides). This turned out to be a great advantage. While we enjoyed the hike from top to middle,...More

3  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Great endurance trail, walking or jogging, must go all the way to the river, otherwise, you missed a great opportunity!

Thank calltyrone1971
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We hiked this trail and it was a moderate hike about 2 miles, a lot of interesting ruins left. Would definitely recommend this hike for the beauty of the woods as well as the historical significance of the ruins. Would recommend reading the history of...More

3  Thank Travel92013
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Whenever I visit a new place I like to learn about its history and this place showed just that. It was totally worth the hike down 800+ stairs to see the abandoned buildings that once made up town!

Thank Tami L
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

This hike is challenging due to the 821 steps down and back. You'll see a history of coal mining in the region from the relics left behind. There's a great deal of shade due to the tree cover but you'll need to stop for water...More

2  Thank DAPL
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Beautiful hike cool water features and lots of stairs. Parking at the trail head is limited don't park in the no parking areas or you might get hit by a bus.

Thank John C
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This was one of the more challenging hikes we did while on our trip to West Virginia and it was worth it! Just make sure you take plenty of water and don't do it at the end of a long day of activities like we...More

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