Blackwater Falls

EASY 65 reviews

Blackwater Falls is a 0.7 mile out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

waterfall

hiking
7 days ago

9 days ago

hiking
12 days 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.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Decent view mostly steps.

Short, mostly steps, easy. Beautiful falls

nature trips
1 month ago

love the falls!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

3 months ago

Fun family outing! Great for all ages!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a beautiful state park where the main attraction is the waterfalls at the head of the gorge but with several viewing overlooks nearby. Follow the park signs to the falls and park in the paved parking lot. You'll hear the falls from there. Walk to the lowest point of the parking lot where you'll see the trail leading down to the falls. Although it's a gradual descent, there are stairs so it's not handicapped accessible. However, there is a handicapped accessible viewpoint near the lodge on the north side or the gorge. The trail down to the falls is a long set of wooden steps providing several good viewpoints for photography. The lowest viewing area is near the base of the falls where you'll feel the mist. Other viewpoints along the gorge include Pendleton Point (paved parking lot with 1 minute walk to view), behind the Blackwater Lodge (3 minute walk to view), and Lindy Point Overlook (15 minute walk to the view). This is an excellent park for those who like waterfalls and gorge views but can't or don't want to walk very far.