Gaudineer Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Picnic Area at Gaudineer

Several somewhat secluded picnic sites  sit at the end of a half-mile loop trail though impressive old growth stands of Virgin Red Spruce.  The Gaudineer Scenic Overlook also sits along this trail.

Allegheny Trail is also located nearby for those looking for a more ambitious hike. Also close by is the West Fork Trail, which guides you along the Shaver’s Fork River.

This scenic stop can be found 7 miles north and west of Durbin, West Virginia, on Shavers Mountain.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Site open to the public only during daylight hours. 
Reservations: Reservations not available.
Fees No fee required.
Open Season: Mid-April - beginning of November
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Limited to day-use only.
Closest Towns: Durbin, WV
Restroom: One Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Greenbrier Ranger Station

General Information


From Durbin travel west on US Route 250 for approximately 6 miles to Forest Road 485. Turn north (right turn) and travel approximately 1 mile.

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