Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Blackwater Falls State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great walk

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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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
3 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
6 months ago

Awesome falls

hiking
7 months ago

A nice, easy walk in beautiful fall scenery

hiking
7 months ago

beautiful trail ending with a beautiful view

hiking
7 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

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

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

Decent view mostly steps.

lots of roots. forest views only.

Short, mostly steps, easy. Beautiful falls

on Pase Point Trail

7 months ago

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

on Pase Point Trail

7 months ago

my rating is 4 star not 1

nature trips
8 months ago

love the falls!

hiking
8 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

hiking
8 months ago

A beautiful short hike to see the waterfall. A nice way to stretch our legs after the 3.5 hour drive to WV - enjoy the scenery, then go on one of the other trails for a longer hike

AMAZING

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail off blackwater falls. We started at Cabin 13 and walked it down to Elakala trail that leads to Blackwater lodge. Neat rock structure, moderate hike, few little streams along the way.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful view of the falls. Easy trail and easy terrain.

hiking
9 months ago

Gorgeous view from overlook. A little side trail to left shortly after first wooden bridge that takes you down over hill to river for some beautiful pics. Took our dog and she loved the hike and along with some spots for her to play in water

hiking
10 months ago

Nice views of falls. Short. Boardwalk hike. Had whole place to ourselves on a thurs am 8:00

hiking
10 months ago

Great shady hike, even on a sunny July afternoon.

on Blackwater Falls

10 months ago

Fun family outing! Great for all ages!

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