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Best trails in Blackwater Falls State Park

854 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 12 easy trails in Blackwater Falls State Park ranging from 0.6 to 7.5 miles and from 3,051 to 3,402 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Blackwater Falls State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2358 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 (17)
#1 - Blackwater Falls
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 15 m
Blackwater Falls is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#2 - Elakala to Yellow Birch Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(130)
Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h
Elakala to Yellow Birch Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#3 - Lindy Point Overlook
Blackwater Falls State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(158)
Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
Lindy Point Overlook is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#4 - Pase Point Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(102)
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 crosShow more
#5 - Balanced Rock Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Balanced Rock Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thomas, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number oShow more
#6 - Balanced Rock Trip
Blackwater Falls State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(43)
Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Balanced Rock Trip is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and Show more
#7 - Balanced Rock, Cherry Lane, Sled Run, Shady Tace, Elakala Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(13)
Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Balanced Rock, Cherry Lane, Sled Run, Shady Tace, Elakala Trail is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is pShow more
#8 - Pase Point via Dobbin House Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(26)
Length: 3 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
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(13)
Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
Blackwater Falls Overlook is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily usShow more
#10 - A Davis Trail
Blackwater Falls State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(5)
Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
A Davis Trail is a 5.3 mile out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.Show more
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