Big Branch Trail

Trail Rating: moderate
Trail Length: 1.0 miles

Big Branch Trail

This loop trail ascends and descends to and from the Brooks Falls parking area on New River, climbing the ravine of Big Branch and the lower flanks of the New River Gorge. Along the way, it fords the branch and affords scenic views of waterfalls and the New River.

Map: Big Branch Trail

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Trailhead Information


Sandstone Falls Trailhead: From I-64 at Sandstone (Exit 139), follow WV-20 south 9.7 miles into Hinton, WV. In downtown Hinton, turn left onto Second Avenue, then right onto Temple Street, and continue across the WV-20 bridge over New River. Once across the river, turn right onto CR-26 and follow approximately four miles to the Brooks Falls parking area.

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