Little Laurel Trail

Trail Rating: strenuous
Trail Length: 2.0 miles

Little Laurel Trail

This New River Gorge hiking and biking trail descends from the rim of the gorge at Grandview to the banks of the New River near the ruins of the former coal-mining community of Royal. Along the way, the trail drops more than 1,400 feet, guiding travelers through a change in micro-climates.

Map: Little Laurel Trail

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Trailhead Information

Directions

Grandview Trailhead: From I-64 at Grandview (Exit 129) follow WV-9 north 4.5 miles into the park at Grandview. Follow the park signs to the parking area for Shelter Nos. 3 & 4. The trail is located at the far end of the parking area.

Map: Little Laurel Trail (Royal Trailhead)

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Trailhead Information

Directions

Royal Trailhead: From US-19 at Glen Jean, WV, follow WV-61 south 7.6 miles to its junction with WV-41. Turn left onto WV-41 and follow approximately four miles, descending Battoff Mountain to the New River and following the river upstream to a right onto Glade Creek Road. (The right onto Glade Creek Road is located just prior to the WV-41 bridge over New River.) Follow the gravelled Glade Creek Road approximately one quarter mile. The gated trailhead is on left. Do not block the gate.

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