Frequently Asked Questions

All of our hikes are considered easy to moderate. Because we are located in and around the New River Gorge, some of the hikes may involve a bit of an incline. Most of the hike categories have several options for trails, so if you have any concerns, please email us at and we can find a trail that works for you!

Yes! We allow dogs on all of our shorter hikes. We can potentially accommodate small dogs in carriers on our all-day tours as well, but please contact us if you would like that as an option. Because we are hiking on the National Park Service land, we must adhere to their pet guidelines which state that all dogs must be kept on a leash six feet or less.

The all-day tours generally have about 30-45 minutes in between stops. The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve has many entrances and no single roadway that spans the length of the park. Many of the roads between stops are quite scenic and interesting.

Many of our roads are mountainous and winding. We recommend that guests prone to motion sickness take Dramamine about 1 hour before the start of the tour.

Our groups are very small! The abandoned coal mine hike and the scenic hikes have a maximum of 10 guests. Our New River Gorge tour accommodates up to 5 guests.

Some areas will have cell service, but many places may not. You should have service at the beginning and end of the hike or tour. If you choose one of our all-day tours, there will likely be cell service intermittently throughout the day.

We usually make weather calls the morning of the tour, since mountain weather is not easily predicted. Guests tend to have a great time even in the rain, as the forest canopy breaks the rainfall, and the precipitation makes waterfalls extra stunning! We are happy to provide ponchos, but please wear appropriate footwear for rain (shoes with good tread or hiking boots). In case of heavy rain, lightning or thunder, your guide will contact you to cancel the tour. If your guide cancels the tour, the full amount of your tour will be refunded or you can choose to reschedule for another time.

Bring your camera and sense of adventure! It’s important to wear proper footwear. We recommend sturdy tennis shoes or hiking shoes. Many of the trials can be wet or muddy. We recommend dressing in layers, including a light coat but heavier coat in cooler months. At times we are in the sun, so a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen may be needed. Insect repellant is not usually necessary.

We provide waters, snacks, hiking poles, and ponchos (in case of rain). We also have a few daypacks if you need one.

Your guide will hike with a First Aid kit, but guests who have allergic reactions should bring their own EpiPen, as we cannot legally carry these.

We require a 50% deposit, which is non refundable, however if you cancel at least 72 hours in advance, FOR ANY REASON, we will hold that deposit and let you use in the future towards any adventure we provide (pending availability). Cancellations within 24 hours of booking will be issued a full refund (as long as activity is booked 7 days in advance). If you must cancel within 72 hours of your trip, your deposit will be forfeited. If your guide cancels the tour (usually due to inclement weather), the full amount of your tour will be refunded or you can choose to reschedule for another time.
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