Blackwater Canyon Trail

HARD 8 reviews

Blackwater Canyon Trail is a 19.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hambleton, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

19.7 miles
1,699 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching







4 months ago

Nice walk that’s scenic and pleasant. A gem on the edge of Thomas

5 months ago

We walked down this trail today, beautiful area, great trail. There was 20 of us. Thanks to Canaan Valley, they bused us to the top and we walked down the 9.17 miles then they took us back to Canaan to our cars. Nice hike took roughly 4 hours.

7 months ago

Good hike if you are looking for something to get miles in. You can drive in on the dirt road and save yourself approx 2 miles at the beginning and end of just walking on a dirt road. Lots of gravel so you may want to protect your dogs feet if they are sensitive. Probably best to go when the leaves are off so you can see prepared for not a lot of water. The map makes it look like the river is right beside the trail but its not...couple falls that come down off the mountain that are good sources but theres only two or three.

8 months ago

i was just on a small portion of the trail at douglas falls and overlook but it was gorgeous highly recommend checking it out. just past the postoffice in thomas take a right drive towards douglas there will be a deadend sign on the left take it

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Great hike!!! And scenery

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Amazing hike!! Definitely among my top places to go

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Storm has come through and knocked Down lots of trees across trail. Took around 8 hours to do first 10 miles or so

Monday, February 12, 2018