Walk Across the New River Gorge Bridge - 10 Must-Take Fall Trips - Southernliving. With the help of an experienced guide, families can walk across this 3,030-foot bridge. Be sure to pause and take in the breathtaking views of Fayetteville, West Virginia. But be warned: this one isn’t for anyone who’s scared of heights. You’ll see all those deep reds and bright yellows from more than 875 feet over the New River.