Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
426.00 ft (129.84 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
3.20 mi (5.15 km)
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Behind the Endless Wall Trail, the hike to Long Point is considered the second most popular hike in the New River Gorge Recreation Area in West Virginia. The hike to the final viewpoint is approximately 1.6 miles and is a relatively easy hike with only 426 feet of elevation gain.

The trail begins in a field behind a row of houses. The open field quickly turns into a thick, old-growth forest full of rhododendron for the rest of the hike. The hike sees relatively few visitors and is the perfect trail to find some solitude and enjoy the relaxing noises of nature. The final viewpoint is impressive to say the least. With a nearly 360-degree panoramic view, visitors are able to see the New River, the New River Gorge Bridge, drainage from Wolf Creek, and the extensive cliffs of the Endless Wall. On clear days, you may even be able to catch a glimpse of the railroad tracks that run along each side of the river.

The final panoramic view with the New River Gorge Bridge looming in the distance is a beautiful sight. This viewpoint offers the best view of the awe-inspiring bridge and New River. Sunsets particularly enhance the view as the light reflects off of the bridge. The trail is short in distance and great in reward, making it the perfect trek on any visit to the New River Gorge area.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Panoramic views. Solitude. View of the famous New River Gorge Bridge.

Cons

None.

Trailhead Elevation

1,956.00 ft (596.19 m)

Highest point

1,530.00 ft (466.34 m)

Net Elevation Gain

426.00 ft (129.84 m)

Features

Historically significant
Bird watching
Wildlife
Big vistas
Old-growth forest
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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