Big Stone Coal Falls Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Big Stone Coal Falls Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dryfork, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until November.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

hiking
5 months ago

Went on a wet weekend and tried to pick a hike where mud wouldn’t be too much of an issue. This hike was a great choice. Recommend doing loop to the right for a steeper ascent and more gradual descent. Had to take shoes off multiple times to cross Red Creek. The waterfall was beautiful. Hike was definitely more than 7 miles (guessing maybe 8 miles). On the 2nd half of the loop, we were slowed down by lots of muddy parts but we had a lot of fun with it! No views or overlooks but the forest was magical and we really enjoyed the hike!

hiking
6 months ago

We took this with friends and loved every minute of it. It was harder than we expected especially with a 6 year old, and longer than it stated, but it was a great hike. Beautiful day and the waterfall was fantastic! We are excited to come and camp out for one night saw several great sites along the way.

hiking
9 months ago

Water level was high enough that crossing red creek requires taking shoes off or getting wet socks. We did just the red creek portion and will come back later in summer when water levels are lower. Cool trail otherwise.

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Friday, August 02, 2013

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Saturday, March 09, 2013