HIKING STONE CLIFF TRAIL New River Gorge National Park Thurmond, WV

Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: August 1, 2023

This rugged 4.6 trail follows an old road along the banks of the New River. Many short spur trails gave us easy access to the river and great views of both rapids and slow water sections. I saw remains of an old house above us on the trail and would like to return and explore it. Even with a buffer of trees between the trail and the river you could tell when you were hiking past rapids to the louder volume of water rushing by. At one opening in the trees, you could see a dozen rafts beached across the river which I recognized as a spot where they stop for lunch. We saw lots of daddy longlegs on the trail, a few butterflies and a second sighting of the two-legged owl. 

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