Island Loop Trail

Trail Rating: moderate
Trail Length: 1.0 miles

Island Loop Trail

This stony loop trail off the Sandstone Falls Boardwalk leads hikers across the wooded island below Sandstone Falls. Old farms fields and a popular fishing beach highlight this route through one of the New River Gorge region’s rare ecosystems.

Map: Island Loop 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 8.2 miles to the Sandstone Falls parking area. The Island Loop Trail is located off the boardwalk.

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