Cunard-Kaymoor Trail

Trail Rating: moderate
Trail Length: 6.6 miles

Cunard-Kaymoor Trail

This popular New River Gorge hiking trail descends from top of the gorge at Kaymoor Top to a point near the bottom of the gorge at Cunard (photos). From there the trail begins a gradual climb to the abandon Kaymoor Mine site (photos). Once at the mine site, you'll find abandon mine buildings and steep steps that lead down to old coke ovens and the ruins of the town of Kaymoor. 

Please Note: Bikes are not permitted on trail beyond the mine site. Do not enter any of the abandoned structures in the Kaymoor area.

Trail Map: Cunard to Kaymoor Trail



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Trailhead Information

This hiking trail can be reach via trailheads located at Cunard and  Kaymoor Top.

Directions

Cunard Trailhead: To reach this New River Gorge hiking & biking trail from Fayetteville, WV, follow W.Va. 16 south to a left onto Gatewood Road. Follow the latter 4.6 miles, turn left at the  Cunard sign. Go 1.8 miles at signs indicating Cunard River Access Road.  Parking is about 0.5 miles further, on right. 

Kaymoor Top Trailhead: To reach this New River Gorge hiking & biking trail from Fayetteville, WV, follow W.Va. 16 south to a left onto Gatewood Road. Follow the latter 2.0 miles, turn right at Kaymoor sign. Follow this narrow road 1 mile to an intersection, bear left.  Parking is 50 feet down on the right.

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