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Pase Point Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Davis, West Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 423 ft Route type Out & Back

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Getting There

The Pase Point Trail starts at the Harold S. Walters Nature Center. The trail heads southwest from the Nature Center, passing Pendleton Lake. After rounding the south end of the lake, the trail crosses Pendleton Creek, which feeds the Blackwater river, via a footbridge and then heads southwest into forest with heavy tree cover and undergrowth, including thick stands of rhododendron. The trail then skirts the edge of Blackwater River Gorge for over a mile. The gorge is not visible along this stretch because of the dense forest. After about 0.6 miles, the Pase Point Trail splits from the Dobbin House Trail, which had followed the same route to this point. At the split, the Pase Point Trail heads northwest and has red blazes. After about another 0.6 miles, the trail descends to Pase Point Overlook, which is a rock outcrop with very nice views of the gorge. The return to the Nature Center is by the same route.

Parking and restrooms are available at the Harold S. Walters Nature Center, which is near the trailhead. The nearest food concession is at the park Trading Post, which is about 1.25 miles from the trailhead.

Park Office: (304) 259-5216, blackwaterfallssp@wv.gov

Take WV 32 to Davis. Take County Route 29 to Blackwater Falls State Park. The route to WV 32 varies by direction of approach. For more details, see the park website http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/location.htm.

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Katie Fagan
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Hiking

Just past first marked map sign there’s a steep unmarked path on the left that will take you down to Pendleton Falls.

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Alexis Dickerson
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HikingMuddyOver grown

We did the loop like others and it was about the same distance compared to going out and back. The loop had a little more elevation change after getting to the turn around spot for the out and back. Past Point was beautiful and we spent some time observing all the scenery. There were some muddy spots and some narrow trails due to overgrowth which my husband and I didn’t mind but our 14 month old got a little tired of getting some brush in his face.

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Michael Dyer
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Hiking

There are a lot of intersecting trails that are not marked. It’s not a hard hike though.

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Jessi Morgan
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Hiking

This is a new favorite! Gorgeous trail with varying terrain and views. As previous reviews recommend, continue on Pase Point and connect with Dobbin House Trail to make the loop. Also, wear boots. I went after a big rain, but I would imagine parts of this trail are muddy even on drier days.

Ste B
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Hiking

I hiked this trail with my girlfriend and we both really enjoyed it. After getting to Pase Point we carried on along the Pase Point Extension which then connected to Dobbin House trail to make a loop. We would definitely recommend this. Lots of different terrain/scenery which kept it interesting. Sensible footwear needed as it was pretty muddy in most sections.

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Josh Wanat
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HikingRockySnow

Great trail for an out-and-back day hike, especially with some fresh snow on the ground. Fantastic overlook at the end of the trail. Path is somewhat overgrown and narrow for the 50ft leading up to the overlook. Intermittent rocks and roots on the trail, so appropriate footwear is ideal. Trail meets up with dobbin house trail which loops back to the beginning and will add some mileage and incline.

Dana Emanuel
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Hiking

Pretty with a great view at the turn around point. Can link it up to Dobbin House trail to make a loop.

ben Freckmann
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HikingMuddy

Great overlook. There are many trail branches which you can use to make any loop you’d like. However, its not well marked once you make it past the “extended pace point” trail.

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Parker Reed
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Joslyn Hoalcraft
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HikingRocky

Lots of Rocks and Roots crossing the trail. Make sure your wearing proper footwear. Beautiful hike.

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timothy brown
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HikingRocky

This is our 3rd hike on this trail. We started in the campground and tied together the Balsam Fir Trail, Pase Point Trail and the Dobbins House Trail to make a loop. Great hike. Relatively flat but rocky and lots of roots.

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kris moyer
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HikingMuddy

Loved it!

Susanne Spaczek
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alissa allen
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Hiking

love this trail. easy hiking great views

Kelly Albanir
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HikingMuddy

Awesome trail - good for most skill sets (maybe not your 80 year old grandparents but everyone else yes!) Rocky outcrop overlook over the valley was super. Rhododendron along the trail give it a jungle-esque feeling. The roar of the river in the valley can be heard like a beautiful background melody along the entire trail.

Rich Levin
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Hiking

3.5 stars. A easy Appalachian-type woody hike to a rocky outlook. The woods are nice especially the rhododendrons. Really good view of the valley. Bring a camera. Nothing really strenuous and minimal elevation gain though it was very muddy. If you’re in able to walk this distance on flat terrain, you should be fine.

Kathy Kibbe
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Hiking

Great trail..

Kent Kelley
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HikingMuddyRocky

A very enjoyable hike! There was a bit of mud, but it was very easy to pass through the muddy spots without getting your shoes very dirty. We'll be back. The water was very enjoyable to hear and made for many beautiful photo ops. The scenic views were worth the effort. We hiked the loop.

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timothy brown
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Hiking

Great little trail. We started at the campground. Pase Point lookout is very beautiful. Not hard and worth the hike.

Natalie Baginski
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HikingMuddy

Easy peasy but watch where you step for rocks and roots. Muddy if it has rained in the last few days. Great place to have a little picnic style snack at the end before heading back.

Katherine Miller
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Hiking

Amazing view at the point!

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Emilee Zuna
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Jenna Martincak
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A nice hike. Sometimes it felt like you were in a jungle with the over growth of rhododendrons. I wish we would have went in late May or June. I imagine it is beautiful when the rhododendrons are in bloom. The Overlook was very pretty.

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