Pase Point Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

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.

4.2 miles
580 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking


trail running


cross country skiing





wild flowers

The Pase Point Trail is a 2.9-mile out-and-back hike in Blackwater Falls State Park near Davis, WV. The hike passes through forest and features a scenic view of Blackwater River Gorge. The trail is rated as moderate. 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.

4 months ago

Warm and wet January hike. A lot of water on the trail. Still one of my favorites at Blackwater Falls State Park!

7 months ago

This was a nice place. First thing we seen when we arrived were tons of Canadian Geese. We went on a weekday and nothing was open. We were the only ones there and we had a difficult time figuring out which trail we should stay on. We went off track and went deep into the forest above the Lake. Great views.

7 months ago

Was a very nice hike with a lots of forest scenery. It was a little confusing when you started to follow the yellow markers that turned into the red, then blue. All in all still worth the effort.

7 months ago

9 months ago

Starts at the Dobbin House Trail and then splits into Pase Point. The trail starts at the Nature center which has restrooms, beverages for sale, and paddle boat/canoe rentals. The trail is lovely and the overlook at the end is a great place for a good sit before heading back.

10 months ago

Good interest and nice trail...Hiked in late July - plenty of Rhododendron blooms and berries ripening. (for a side treat follow bushwhaked trail on leftside before trail begins -- nice set of falls after about 1/2 mile)

10 months ago

Nice trail with a great payoff view at the end! Start by following the yellow blazes for the Dobbin House Trail, then the red blazes when you get to the Pace Point Trail. We went on a Sunday morning in July and did not see anyone else on the trail until we were almost out!

Sunday, July 20, 2014