This easy seven mile riverside trail provides great views of the New River and passes through several abandoned New River Gorge mining towns. Rush Run, Red Ash, and Brooklyn were all once bustling communities located along this abandoned railroad line. The first mile from Cunard River Access is open to motorized vehicles.
To reach the trailhead from Route 19, follow Route 16 south through the town of Fayetteville. Take a left on Gateway Road (sign indicates Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road for 4.6 miles and turn left at the sign for Cunard. Go 1.8 miles and turn left at both of the signs indicating Cunard River Access Road. Follow this road to the river access point, where parking is available. The first mile from the Cunard River Access is open to motorized vehicles. A parking area at Brooklyn marks the end of the maintained road.
Local Trail AssociationNew River Bicycle Union (www.newriverbicycleunion.org)
More Stats for Brooklyn - Southside Junction Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change63 ft
Altitude min974 ft
Altitude start1,010 ft
Altitude end1,073 ft
Distance climb3.3 miles
Distance down3.1 miles
Distance flat3,240 ft
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