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Best forest trails in Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia

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Explore the most popular forest 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.
Map of forest trails in Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia
Park information
Acreage:
2,358 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
304-259-5216
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Top trails (18)
#1 - Blackwater Falls
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
#2 - Elakala to Yellow Birch Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h
#3 - Lindy Point Overlook
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
#4 - Pase Point Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
The Pase Point Trail starts at the Harold S. Walters Nature Center. The trail heads southwest from the Nature Center, passing Pendleton Lake. After rounding the south end of the lake, the trail crosses Pendleton Creek, which feeds the Blackwater river, via a footbridge and then heads southwest into forest with heavy tree cover and undergrowth, including thick stands of rhododendron. The trail then skirts the edge of Blackwater River Gorge for over a mile. The gorge is not visible along this stretch because of the dense forest. After about 0.6 miles, the Pase Point Trail splits from the Dobbin House Trail, which had followed the same route to this point. At the split, the Pase Point Trail heads northwest and has red blazes. After about another 0.6 miles, the trail descends to Pase Point Overlook, which is a rock outcrop with very nice views of the gorge. The return to the Nature Center is by the same route.Show more
#5 - Balanced Rock Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
#6 - Balanced Rock Trip
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
#7 - Balanced Rock, Cherry Lane, Sled Run, Shady Tace, Elakala Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
#8 - Pase Point via Dobbin House Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 20 m
Nice short relatively flat trail with a great overlook.Show more
#9 - Blackwater Falls Overlook
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 4 m
You will enjoy beautiful views of the Blackwater Falls from the boardwalk overlook at the end of this short trail. Accessibility: There are do not appear to be any designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of Blackwater Lodge Road at the east end of the trail. The trail surface is a wooden boardwalk with railings and typically at least 4 feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (3% or less). This trail will likely be navigable for most trail goers using wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers. Show more
#10 - Pendleton Point Overlook
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 24 m
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