a.k.a. please don't hurt yourself on your days off...
Hiking Trails at New River Gorge
Endless Wall - Endless Wall Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail that features a river and is good for all skill levels. There is a .5 mile hike along the road back to parking area.
Long Point - Long Point Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail that is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from April until November. The trail ends at Long Point view, where you can see beautiful views of the gorge, the river, and the bridge.
Rock Climbing (Sport, Trad, & Bouldering)
Need some beta? Pick up a local guidebook or stay a night or two at the AAC campground to chat with other climbers!
New River Gorge - Many routes are set on either side of the gorge. Check out Kaymoor on the Fayetteville side and Bridge Buttress on the park side. Bonus: our crews helped build the steps and climbing platform at Bridge Buttress!
Summersville Lake - Routes from easy to 5.15, all with the opportunity to jump in the lake and cool off. Popular during the warmer months. Access includes ladders, so not ideal for pups.
Rock Climbing in Summersville (Gauley River) Area
Mountain Biking Opportunities
Wolf Creek Park - Local park in Fayetteville, WV with a great little system of bike trails. Loop trails from 1-6 miles at all levels from beginner to advanced.
Mountain Bike Trails near Wolf Creek Park
Arrowhead Bike Farms - Bike rentals, clinics, trails, and camping (see more on Places to Stay page) in Fayetteville, WV. They have 15 miles of bike-specific trail on site and are near many other trails.
Mountain Bike Trails near Arrowhead Trails
Paddling, Rafting, and more
Places to Go
Exhibition Coal Mine - Take a trip into local history with a tour of the Exhibition Coal Mine. Learn about the mine and tour restored coal town buildings to get a glimpse into the past. ($22/person)
Tamarack Marketplace - Local artist/artisan gallery, they sometimes have demos and classes as well. Great place to soak in the local vibes or pick up some holiday gifts.
Raleigh County Public Library - Free wifi, books, printing, computer access, and more. Let us know if you need a proof of local address and we'll send you a postcard at our office!
Local Coffee Shops
We love Hilltop Coffee and where else could you find a climbing gym/mini golf/ice cream/coffee shop but the Chocolate Moose?
Weekly Specials & Local Flavor
Poncho & Lefty's - Taco Tuesdays - BOGO tacos; Wednesdays BOGO quesadillas; 20% Military discount
Campestre - Small family-owned local chain - Mexican food!
King Tut Drive-In - American comfort food
Pies & Pints - Classic climber hangout with great pizza (Fayetteville, WV)
Trivia @ Southside Junction Taphouse every other Wednesday at 7 (Fayetteville, WV)
Live music at Weathered Ground Brewery - Fridays, Saturdays, & some Sundays (Cool Ridge, WV)
Game nights (Pokemon, MTG, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more) at Dragon's Den in Beckley - check their facebook to see what's going on!