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Blackwater Falls State Park's name comes from the falls of the Blackwater River whose waters plunge five stories before winding their way through an eight-mile long gorge.Tannic acid from fallen hemlock and red spruce needles causes the "black" water that make these falls one of the most photographed natural places in West Virginia. Sledding, hiking, cross country skiing, and great views form the viewing platforms will make this one of your favorite places. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views and beautiful waterfalls from the hiking trails or have a more luxurious visit with time at the Blackwater lodge, where cabins and a restaurant with good food are open year-round and offer wifi. The conference facilities house meetings and special occasions. The indoor pool, game room, and fitness center are also open year round.

Beautiful falls! Fairly easy just lots of stairs.

Very easy short out and back trail with a few muddy spots from the the rain. The view was beautiful!

Absolutly Beautiful falls, State park is kept in excellant condition.

This is worth the stop. Although i would not review it as easy because of the incline and steps.

With everyones different skill level i would definately call it moderate.

Beautiful view! Easy, quick hike. 0.83 miles down to overlook. Great view of gorge.

walking
2 days ago

Beautiful waterfall! Worth the quick stop. Just 0.3 miles down, almost all stairs.

Great walk

I wouldn’t consider this an easy trail due to climbing back up the stairs. But it’s well worth doing!

Beautiful view and nice trail. There are muddy spots after rain.

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike, stairs to waterfalls! beautiful and worth checking out. we also walked around camp grounds for some extra hiking. well kept! only took about .6 miles for us.

hiking
2 months ago

I have been coming to black water falls every year science I was a baby and this has always been one of my favorite trails. It is always pretty muddy at some parts so I would advise against wearing your nicest shoes.

hiking
4 months ago

Fun place for families; easy little walk from the parking lot for a great view of the falls. There's another nice overlook on the other side of the park, from a higher vantage point. Both are worth stopping for. Keep driving around the park and you'll encounter several nice waterfall views, trailheads for more legitimate hiking trails, and likely several very friendly deer waiting to be fed by tourists (don't do it!). Overall, a very picturesque park filled with mature rhododendrons and evergreen trees.

Easy walking trail, scenery is pretty much the same the entire trip. Making it to the rock formation is definitely the highlight of the trip.

Great, easy walk.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome falls

hiking
8 months ago

A nice, easy walk in beautiful fall scenery

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful trail ending with a beautiful view

hiking
8 months ago

Autumn colors are on full display right now and looking lovely as ever. This was a very easy walk in the woods, mostly stairs.

Beautiful day for a hike in Davis, WV. Parked at Blackwater Lodge and found many trails. Stop in the lodge first and ask for a trails map. Hiked app. 6 miles and I had the three trails I was on all to myself. Falls were running low due to the lack of rain lately. I am staying at Black Bear Lodge just South of Davis, very nice.
Mike Furey

hiking
8 months ago

Nice view.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice view.

More forest than anything. Low falls however only to split before balance rock was completed.

hiking
8 months ago

Great view. As noted it can be rocky and narrow path with the blazes marked clearly.

hiking
8 months ago

Great view. As noted it can be rocky and narrow path with the blazes marked clearly.

hiking
8 months ago

Decent view mostly steps.

lots of roots. forest views only.

Short, mostly steps, easy. Beautiful falls

on Pase Point Trail

8 months ago

trail is relatively level but rocky with many tree roots. Well marked with yellow and blue squares.

on Pase Point Trail

8 months ago

my rating is 4 star not 1

nature trips
9 months ago

love the falls!

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful scenery . Trail is well kept and used ,but offered some challenges . The fire was magnificent. Wish that the trail spilt off to the rockface overlook was better marked and wish that cutoff was widened.... it's so tight I was waiting for a snake or a bear to jump out at me lol

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