Blackwater Falls

EASY 45 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 and camping.

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

kid friendly

camping

hiking

waterfall

hiking
13 days 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.

walking
14 days ago

my gps went down as i came within thirty miles out, and so i had to rely on my instincts.

which meant i stopped and asked for directions. but, awesome place.

and there's definitely an interesting read listed on the little kiosk they have just before the water fall.

29 days ago

More of a little walk then of a hike but the waterfall is very beautiful

walking
2 months ago

Not a hike - just a little walk. Beautiful view of the falls, though!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike down stairs to a great view of Blackwater Falls.

2 months ago

Pretty. Nowhere to hike really.

2 months ago

Worth the time.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy with small children. Did multiple hikes in the park. All trails are very well kept and marked.

3 months ago

Easy with small children. Did multiple hikes in the park. All trails are very well kept and marked.

5 months ago

Very short and easy walk for some beautiful views.

5 months ago

Not as much of a hike as about 200 stairs to the falls. Incredible view and worth a stop.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a beautiful place. The trail itself is mostly steps built to get views of the falls. There are other trails in the park so this is a must to see but for hiking visit the other trails. This has the best photo opportunities. Definitely recommend. Driving thru the park we seen quite a bit of deer walking and eating along the road.

hiking
7 months ago

5 stars for scenery, but was very easy trail to do almost just like walking steps. We made it a little more interesting by going off the stairs part. Did it early on a Monday morning and nobody was there. Beautiful falls though, well worth seeing.

7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
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9 months ago