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Blackwater Falls [CLOSED] 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 activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.4 miles Elevation Gain: 131 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

paved

river

views

waterfall

closed

This trail is currently Closed due to COVID-19.

walking
2 days ago

Just did this trail today. the trail itself is open but the park/food/bathroom facility was still closed. very easy stairs downs (or ramp) and then another set of stairs to two separate platforms for beautiful views of the falls. very beautiful and very short walk.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome little jaunt to some stunningly beautiful falls- extra beautiful today because they are stronger because of the snowfall lately. Great day for this trek!

hiking
2 months ago

Sooo so beautiful!

hiking
6 months ago

Fantastic short trail to three different overlook points of the falls. The trail is about 200 steps down to the overlooks and was a bit icy today, however if you take your time you’ll have no problem! Definitely worth the stop and can be completed in 20 minutes.

hiking
6 months ago

Our AM was drizzling and we cancelled our long, hard hike, but decided to brave conditions and ‘slip this one in.’ So very glad. Canopy thick that we did not get wet despite light rain. Trail undulating enough it’s wasn’t too muddy. It’s not a ‘rock hopping’ trail so slippage not a danger. Gorgeous views, surprisingly magnificent. Lightly trafficked, only a few others on trail. This time of year’s golden carpet of leaves Not To be missed!

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty walk, beautiful scenery

hiking
7 months ago

The falls are beautiful, but my rating more has to do with the trail. There’s no off-boardwalk option that lets you get square on to the falls. Not prime for photography. Light starts to effect the trees behind the falls starting around 8:15am FYI

hiking
7 months ago

great! perfect view!

hiking
bridge out
bugs
private property
washed out
7 months ago

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hiking
7 months ago

Easy trail, as soon as you get to the bridge and waterfall go down by the water view looking up is awesome

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
8 months ago

Good for folk who can’t walk far.

hiking
9 months ago

Definitely more of a walk then a hike. It’s all stairs and a boardwalk. Very easy. Beautiful waterfall view. A must see tourist staple for Davis WV travelers

hiking
9 months ago

short easy hike, but a beautiful view at the end. it is a must see if you are in the area

hiking
9 months ago

Went here yesterday, it was beautiful! Started at the falls, which was busy with people at the time. We got there later in the day, so around 5/6 it started to clear out of people. Explored more of the park and other scenic points, such as Lindy point. Can’t wait to go back again.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail for everyone to enjoy

hiking
10 months ago

A sight seeing staple in the area. Can be a little crowded. A little to touristy for me but I still don't mind going.

hiking
11 months ago

Parked at the trading post and walked down the well maintained wooden walkway to multiple overlook spots; there is a wheelchair accessible overlook on the other side of the river

hiking
11 months ago

Very nice wood walkway that brings you right up to the falls. Water color is neat! Nice waterfall

hiking
11 months ago

Up close and personal view of the Falls.

hiking
Mon May 13 2019

I wouldn’t really consider this a trail, but the view of the waterfall is absolutely stunning! Highly recommended! It’s very simple as long as you are one who can tolerate lots of stairs...200 of them.

hiking
Sun Apr 21 2019

Nice little walk to the falls, happen to be there with tons of water flowing.

hiking
Sun Feb 03 2019

Short stairway to view the falls. More patrons that I typically enjoy, but it was still a beautiful view!

Fri Dec 28 2018

Really really easy trail but beautiful sight to see. lots of steps!

Tue Dec 18 2018

More of a park and walk. The waterfall was pretty cool and had a HEAVY flow. The trail was “close,” but You could still see the Falls...and no one was around if you know what I mean.

hiking
Sat Dec 01 2018

Definitely a must see when in West Virginia. Plenty of stairs that do get wet at times. The climb is worth it though.

Tue Nov 13 2018

The falls were flowing great this past Saturday. This is definitely a walk, even a stroll. Took us 5 minutes each way. It was a beautiful and quick stop for some pretty cool falls. Would do again.

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