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Pase Point Trail

MODERATE 41 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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

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mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

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forest

lake

river

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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.

hiking
4 months ago

We combined this trail with a few links of others, to make it a loop! Luckily I had my GPS because the trails are very poorly marked. In mid October the trail was mushy wet in places. But very manageable. We especially enjoyed the varied flora as the different trail segments went thru forest, wet land and meadows! .

hiking
5 months ago

This is a great trail. Hiked on a Friday, out to the point then back around the loop via Dobbin House Trail. The hike was very peaceful, saw no other hikers during our trip. The view from the lookout is beautiful. Past the lookout, there are some great small waterfalls cascading down to the river.

5 months ago

Fun terrain and gorgeous view at the end. It’s a moderate trail, it would be a little tricky for little ones.

hiking
7 months ago

Did this hike on a wet Saturday. Saw no one on the hike except for a forest ranger. Beautiful forest with a nice overlook point. Rated moderate but totally suitable for kids. We ended up doing a loop which was fun and totaled about 5 miles. Lots of trails back there so take a map so you don’t get lost. At some points can be confusing which way to go. Easily accessible from the lake. We had a great time and not too muddy even though had rained.

hiking
7 months ago

This was one of the better trails I explored in the area. There are many optional trails to return to the lake. On a Saturday, this trail was lightly trafficked, probably because the trailhead is difficult to find. Start at the Nature Center, which features live turtles, a snake, and taxidermy exhibit and go to the left of the lake until you cross a short bridge. Also, take a map to determine which trail to take.

hiking
7 months ago

I highly recommend it! The ending view is like Lindy which is more popular, but this one has fewer people. For our Saturday summer hike, we only passed another couple. Park at the lake and hike back the Dibbon House Trail. It is well marked too! We saw three hawks soaring the canyon.

7 months ago

Great trail and a great view as a reward. There is only a small area to overlook from with no safety features for little ones!

hiking
8 months ago

Great half day hike. Fairly scenic especially at the overlook. As mentioned, mostly shady, some rocks and roots. Basically, a cliff view. As always, hang on to your little hikers.

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

A nice, easy walk in beautiful fall scenery

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

beautiful trail ending with a beautiful view

hiking
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Great view. As noted it can be rocky and narrow path with the blazes marked clearly.

hiking
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Great view. As noted it can be rocky and narrow path with the blazes marked clearly.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

trail is relatively level but rocky with many tree roots. Well marked with yellow and blue squares.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

my rating is 4 star not 1

hiking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

beautiful scenery . Trail is well kept and used ,but offered some challenges . The fire was magnificent. Wish that the trail spilt off to the rockface overlook was better marked and wish that cutoff was widened.... it's so tight I was waiting for a snake or a bear to jump out at me lol

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

Gorgeous view from overlook. A little side trail to left shortly after first wooden bridge that takes you down over hill to river for some beautiful pics. Took our dog and she loved the hike and along with some spots for her to play in water

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Great shady hike, even on a sunny July afternoon.

hiking
Monday, January 30, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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.

hiking
Monday, November 14, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

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.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

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)

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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!

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