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Trail of Horrors 2020 at Buffalo Gap 
8 Haunting Scenes of Horror along a Guided Trek

Trail of Horror Event

Sat. Oct. 24, 2020

Fri. Oct. 30 / Sat. Oct. 31 2020 

6:30pm - 10:00pm each night

With prepared food services at the Dining Hall provided by 

  • Buffalo Gap Camp Store from 4pm to 10pm nightly

  • Baked Goods by friends of Buffalo Gap

Please wear a mask for your safety and for the safety of others!

3 Nights of Horror Pricing

  • $10 for adults

  • $5 for kids 12 to 17

  • Under 8 not recommended

  • more below

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The 8 Haunted Scenes
Firstly, this year we've added a puzzle and riddle that our tour groups must solve.... at each major scene of horror, your guide will ask you to search for a painted or printed word clue.... once found, your guide will check it off from a list and when your group returns to the Dining Hall Gathering Place, you will collectively use the clues to solve the riddle!  
But beware, there is much evil working against you to find the and secure the clues!
Werewolf / Witches Circle
Sometimes the witches can't contain their werewolves.
Clown Town
These sideshow freaks should never cross paths with humans.
Butcher Shop
Let's just say this butcher can carve up anything!
Insane Asylum
These creeps should never have escaped from the nuthouse!
Satan himself won't even set foot in here!
Baby Doll Nightmare
So many babydolls, each one angry that they have been brought back to life!
Chernobyl Nuclear Apocalypse
The human remains of a radioactive death.
Graveyard of the Damned
Our final forest trek ends for all those who trespass!
And scarecrows, clowns, creepy bride and so much more.
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What to Expect!
Easy to moderate hiking required along this loop path which includes 6 haunted cabins and other scenes of horror!
Walk through haunted cabins and past scenes of horror
  • Live ghouls may jump out from anywhere!
Ghostly lighting along the trail
  • Scenes of horror every step of the way
Sometimes the lighting and darkness may disorient...
  • ​Often you can't see what lies beyond the next turn​...
Strobe lights, colored lights, spotlights and various lighting effects are in place throughout the trail and cabin / haunted houses.  
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Good to Know

Meet at the Lakeview Dining Hall Gathering Place

from 4pm - 10:30pm

Please wear a mask or your safety and for the safety of others!

Ticket sales for the Trail of Horrors at the counter in

the Lakeview Dining Hall

$10 for adults admission, $5 ages 12 - 17

under 12 free (not recommended for under 8)

 Buffalo Gap Camp Store will be offering prepared foods and drinks

Local bakers and friends of Buffalo Gap will be offering baked goods for sale

-- So bring the whole family -- fun for everybody of all ages! --

Pre-Cautions and Good to Know

  • All attendees of the trail of horrors participate in the guided tour at their own risk when they purchase their tickets and do not hold Buffalo Gap Retreat or its partners responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur.

  • The trail of horrors is not handicap friendly.

  • Masks are required.... please bring yours.
  • The trail hike is rated mild to moderate endurance level although the pace will be relaxed.

  • Family not walking the trail can enjoy activities and fun at the lakeview dining hall.

  • You will be guided by a trail lead who will also help you locate hidden words at each scene of horror, that collectively, will form a puzzle question to help you solve a riddle.

  • We are not responsible for accidents

  • Enter at your own risk

  • Strobe lights in use.

  • Ages 8 and up recommended.

  • Parking will be directed.

  • Meet at the blue lakeview dining hall to buy a ticket and que up for the hike.

  • Small groups will be taken by trail guides -- one in front, one behind.  Groups of 10 ideal, but smaller groups go into structures a few at a time.

  • Images used in this second year for social media and website for the Trail of Terror are from google image searches and not necessarily identical to scenes on our trails, but expect similar and more frightful! 


contact Vince at 703-328-1840 /


use google maps to navigate:

229 Cool Creek Rd. Capon Bridge, WV 26711 -- Buffalo Gap Retreat

park in Event Parking and walk to the blue lakeview dining hall to purchase tickets

Event Link

Trail of Horrors Event



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