7 miles
1,980 ft
-1,917 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    New River Gorge Trails
    Fayetteville, West Virginia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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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.

Access Info

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 Association
More Stats for Brooklyn - Southside Junction Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    63 ft
  • Altitude min
    974 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,121 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,010 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,073 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,240 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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  • Icy
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  • Variable
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Oct 5, 2017 @ 7:05pm
Oct 5, 2017
Brooklyn - Southside Junction Trail

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