If you are going to visit this area, it is advisable to obtain a copy of the “Trails of New River” Trail Guide, published by the National Park Service. You can download a copy from my website.

I also recommend a visit to the Canyon Rim Visitor Center. There is much to learn here. A good observation point for the gorge, a nice gift shop with good literature, a movie about the history of the area, several overlooks, and, in general, a good place to get your bearings. The staff are very knowledgeable and eager to assist.

The following falls are accessed from the Fayetteville and New River Bridge area.

Butcher Branch

Coal Run

Craig Branch

Fern Creek



Marr Branch

Short Creek

Wolf Creek