The New River Gorge Bridge is the iconic structure of southern West Virginia. The 3,030 foot long bridge spans the New River just north of Fayetteville. It is the longest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere and stands 876 feet over the river. Near the Bridge is Fayetteville, a unique little town noted for its history as well as for its eclectic dining. Also surrounding the bridge is the New River Gorge National River. This National Park offers numerous hiking and biking trails, as well as several visitor centers. Come spend a day exploring the natural beauty of the New River and finish it off with a taste of Fayetteville. The New River is widely known as a premier whitewater river. Trips from mild to wild are available for families and adventure seekers alike.
Stop 1 – Bridge Walk
Imagine standing 851 feet above a rushing river, watching rafters navigate the rapids and the falcons swooping down into the Gorge. It’s possible with Bridge Walk. This high adventure company offers catwalk tours under the New River Gorge Bridge, including night tours.