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Last stop before home

We ended our honeymoon with this trail to see the waterfalls. The lady in the office at Country... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Kelli_Gaile91
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Eagle Rock, Virginia
Nice Little Hike

While visiting Hawks Nest SP, we took the air tram down to the trail (it costs a few dollars a... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
roseytheriveter
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Richmond, VA
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“jet boat ride” (2 reviews)
“roaring river” (2 reviews)
“nature center” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
111 W Main Street, Ansted, WV
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We ended our honeymoon with this trail to see the waterfalls. The lady in the office at Country Road Cabins recommended it since I have an obsession for waterfalls and hiking. We took the air tram down to the trail the air tram is maybe...More

2  Thank Kelli_Gaile91
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

While visiting Hawks Nest SP, we took the air tram down to the trail (it costs a few dollars a person but they are closed on Wednesdays for maintenance); you do have to walk to the trail head, which is right before the railroad tracks,...More

1  Thank roseytheriveter
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We rode the air tram down to the river. At the bottom there is a small gift shop, nature center, and walking paths. It was relaxing. The staff was very friendly. There was also a jet boat ride. I highly recommend this activity. The driver...More

Thank Darci U
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017 Allison, her two teenage sons, and I finally located the Rail Trail after asking the nice young lady in the gift shop at Hawks Nest Lodge. We drove on a narrow gravel road and parked in a tiny dirt spot(muddy that...More

2  Thank MariefromGeorgia
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We walked about half the trail and it was very peaceful and beautiful. The river roars below but we did not find any place where we could go to the river for photographs. We crossed an old trestle bridge and a little footbridge below it...More

Thank alicat067
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We love hiking and exploring new areas in nature. On a recent trip to West Virginia, we chose to stay at Hawks Nest Lodge (BTW.. awesome selection) and when asking for a trail map for hiking in the state park, the knowledgeable girl at the...More

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Hiked out Hawks Nest Rail Trail from the Ansted Trailhead. The trail itself is about 2 miles long, running from the town of Ansted to the bottom of the tramway at Hawks Nest State Park, my husband and I hiked out a little over half...More

Thank eightwednesday
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stayed at HNSP Lodge and the Rail Trail was below the lodge down in the gorge. We took a tram from the lodge to the trail. It was about 2 m. long one way passing several waterfalls and rail ruins. It was not very...More

1  Thank CDMVaBeach
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

if your in the area make sure you go here. Awesome views, nicely kept trails to hike that were cleared some for low impact hikers.

Thank lynnhH9929OF
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

A woman working at the boat dock suggested the Hawks Nest Rail Trail. It was an easy 1.9 mile hike each way. When you get to the gate at the very top, you are done and turn around and go back down. The trail starts...More

Thank 8675309bergman
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