Climb zip, row and ride through the Charleston West Virginia area with these great heart-pumping activities.
AADVENTURES ON THE GORGE
AOTG offers a variety of adrenaline pumping adventures including whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley Rivers, canopy tours, zip lines, guided hiking, paintball, caving, horseback riding and more! With restaurants and kids camps, the whole family can really make a day of it!
219 Chestnutburg Rd.
Lansing, WV 25862
bHidden Trails Motorsports
Hidden Trails Motorsports sell new and used motorsports vehicles with brands including Can-Am, Sea-Doo, Spyder, Suzuki and all Yamaha brands. They also service and have parts available for the brands listed as well as powersports brands including Polaris, Kawasaki, Arctic Cat and Honda.
3014 E Dupont Ave.
Belle, WV 25015
CHatfield and McCoy Trails
Eight trail systems stretch over 700 total miles of West Virginia allowing UTV, ATV, dirt bike riders with a world-class trail system. All trails are open 365 days a year and new trails are constantly being added.
28 Big Pinnacle Branch Rd.
Julian, WV 25529
Take a walk along the bottom of the New River Gorge Bridge! This 2-3 hour tour will take guests from the Canyon Rim Visitor Center across the 3030 foot length of the bridge and then shuttle back to the center. The catwalk has been an existing structure of the bridge since its original construction, and Bridge Walk LLC saw an opportunity to give unique tours across the walkway. Creating the Bridge Walk only required a simple shuttle system, improving the trail access, and installing an innovative safety system for guests making it impossible for tour guests to fall off the bridge.
Canyon Rim Visitor Center
162 Visitor Center Rd.
Lansing, WV 25862
eeNeRGy Rock Climbing Gym
Indoor Rock Climbing Gym providing opportunities for beginners through experts to climb in the Charleston area. The gym features 16 ft tall 5, 10 and 15 degree overhanging walls, 14 ft tall 30 degree overhanging wall, a cave with 45, 60 and horizontal roof features/. The cave also has a 14 ft long hand crack that splits and an overhanging arete. In the loft area, there is a 13 ft tall 50 degree wall that is perfect for training. There is also a 13 ft tall ‘wave’ wall for transitional angle training and a mushroom wall to practice mantling and topping out. Shoes available for rental and day passes (5-9pm) available for $12. No additional equipment needed prior to entry.
269 Graham Dr.
Charleston, WV 25302
River Expeditions teams up with the Charleston West Virginia CVB to offer an incredible day of adventure in the New River Gorge, on the first Saturday of the each month – June through September. Discover the fun and excitement of rafting in wild, wonderful West Virginia.
Plan your getaway today! Adventure Vacation Package Includes:
- Lower New River Gorge Express Whitewater Rafting (minimum age 12) – beginners welcome
- Round trip transportation from Charleston, WV (Clendenin Street, near the Convention Center)
- Lunch at The Red Dog River Saloon & Grill (BBQ, coleslaw, chips & drink)
- All necessary river equipment; professional guide
Best Events for Adrenaline Junkies
Come out and enjoy jet ski racing, professional volleyball and tons more during this fun-filled weekend. The “Governors’ Cup” is the final stop of the Hydro-Turf Pro Watercross Tour, where the pro riders who have been traveling the tour will be crowned the U.S.A. National Champions. Amateur, Novice and Junior competitors will also be vying for the National Amateur Championship title. For more information on the National Championship Pro Watercross Tour.
Bridge Day, one of the largest extreme sports event in the world, is held annually on the third Saturday in October in Fayette County, West Virginia (WV). Hundreds of BASE jumpers and nearly 80,000 spectators are expected to attend the event. Vendor booths and food are available on the bridge, along with the best overlook of the New River Gorge.
Best Time of the Year
Fall is a great time to catch some great (and unique) events for adrenaline junkies. September and October offer good weather but not hot conditions.