Glade Creek Hike – Get Active in the Park

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Join us for a 8-10 mile hike of the Glade Creek Trail on Sunday, August 18th at 10am. This hike follows an abandoned railroad along Glade Creek. We will pass a number of cascades and small waterfalls along the way. The trail offers an enjoyable stroll at a very moderate grade and is popular with hikers of most ages and abilities. Please come wearing sturdy covered toed shoes and plenty of ...

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Cunard Southside Trail – ‘Rushing Rapid Hike’

Come join Community Captains Rick and Barbara Accord for the Rushing Rapid Hike along the Southside Trail from Cunard; Wednesday, June 26th from 2-4pm.

We will be identifying New River rapids from the safety of land, e.g. you won’t be tipped from a raft! Total distance is about 2 miles with optional 1/2 mile to see waterfalls.

Approximate time is 2hrs, we go at a “time-to-explore” pace.

This is a rail trail, relatively flat and well maintained with optional, more challenging ...

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Butcher’s Branch National Trails Day Hike

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Join Active SWV Community Captain Pat and celebrate National Trails Day on June 1st to explore the Butcher Branch Trail! This beautiful 1.6 mile hike features some steep terrain and a small stream crossing!

Please wear sturdy shoes, bring a jacket if there is a chance of rain, and a bottle of water to stay hydrated during the hike!

Directions:
From US 19, follow WV 16 south ...

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Grandview Full Moon Hike

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***Reservations required*** Reserve your spot by calling 304-894-2129 or emailing [email protected]

Location: Grandview

Directions:
From Beckley take I-64 East towards Lewisburg. Take exit 129 B for Grandview Rd. Continue on Grandview Rd for about 5 miles to the Grandview Visitor Center.

Get Active in the Park is an innovative partnership between the National Park Service and Active Southern West Virginia. Trained Community Captains deliver free, beginner-level instructional programs to the New River Gorge ...

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Rock Climbing

Never climbed before? Think you might be interested but you don’t have any friends that climb? Wrong! We are your friend! Learn the basics of rock climbing in a free introductory class. We got the gear.

***Reservations required*** Reserve your spot by calling 304-894-2129 or emailing [email protected]

Get Active in the Park is an innovative partnership between the National Park Service and Active Southern West Virginia. Trained Community Captains deliver free, beginner-level instructional programs to the New River Gorge region. ...

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Butchers Branch Falls Hike

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Join Active SWV Community Captain Pat to explore the Butcher Branch Trail down to the waterfall. Prepare for a action packed 1.6 miles of hiking.

Directions:
From US 19, follow WV 16 south through Fayetteville. Turn left on Gatewood Road (park signs indicate Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road 2.0 miles, and turn left at the Kaymoor sign (Kaymoor No. 1 Road). Follow this road about one mile to the “T” ...

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Qi Gong at Canyon Rim Visitor Center

Join Active Southern West Virginia Community Captains and National Park Service rangers for a Qi Gong program at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center of New River Gorge National River. Learn the ancient Chinese practice of qi gong in this beginner program. Trained volunteers will teach you the basic form and movements to build better balance and muscle control.

**No Reservations Required

Directions:
Coming from Beckley take route 19 for about 20 miles. Turn right into the Canyon Rim Visitor Center ...

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Qi Gong at Canyon Rim Visitor Center

Join Active Southern West Virginia Community Captains and National Park Service rangers for a Qi Gong program at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center of New River Gorge National River. Learn the ancient Chinese practice of qi gong in this beginner program. Trained volunteers will teach you the basic form and movements to build better balance and muscle control.

**No Reservations Required

Directions:
Coming from Beckley take route 19 for about 20 miles. Turn right into the Canyon Rim Visitor Center ...

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Qi Gong at Canyon Rim Visitor Center

Join Active Southern West Virginia Community Captains and National Park Service rangers for a Qi Gong program at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center of New River Gorge National River. Learn the ancient Chinese practice of qi gong in this beginner program. Trained volunteers will teach you the basic form and movements to build better balance and muscle control.

**No Reservations Required

Directions:
Coming from Beckley take route 19 for about 20 miles. Turn right into the Canyon Rim Visitor Center ...

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