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Pipestem Aerial Tramway

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The scenic aerial tramway at Pipestem Resort State Park is one of two passenger trams, or cable-car systems, that operate in West Virginia. Both are located in state parks among the gorges of southern West Virginia.

The Pipestem aerial tram carries park visitors from the rim of the Bluestone National Scenic River to a park lodge and a restaurant located on the Bluestone River. The tram affords the only regular means of motorized transportation into the area. It descends more than 3,600 feet down the steep southern wall of the gorge. Round-trip passes are standard, though many hikers use the tram to reach trails that return from distance parts of the park.

The Pipestem tramway operates mid-May to October 31, but may be closed during high winds and inclement weather.

See also: Hawks Nest Aerial Tramway