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.

Length4.2 miElevation gain423 ftRoute typeOut & back
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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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Stephanie Lasure
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We added the Dobbins Trail to make it loop back to the trailhead and was so happy we did - the terrain and geology of the trail was so different at every turn. Open fields, tunnels of rhododendrons , great overlooks , good rolling up and down, tall pine groves and stream crossings. We hiked mid April and it was COLD! The views were spectacular because the trees had barely started to do their spring thing. Really enjoyed this hike!

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Sofia Huang
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Nice, easy hike w a view point

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No Jo
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Beautiful in the snow. The overlook is 1.5 miles into the hike.

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Liam Hurley
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So beautiful in the snow. We went 1/16/2021 and had a blast. Fairly easy to follow how to get there. I will say I'm not sure I'd do this in the summer because it looks like it'd be a lot of overgrowth. In the winter it was perfect!!

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Matt Proffitt
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Lizzy Sartain
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The snowy trail was beautiful, there was no one else on the trail! A little muddy though

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RUSSELL HAM
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Carol Tyson
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The snow covered pines, rhododendron, and view were beautiful. The snow was deep, the trail very overgrown in some patches, and there were surprise mud pits but ... it’s the middle of winter. Absolutely worth the trek.

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Rachel Utz
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Doug Reale
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Gregory Jordan
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Awesome loop!

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Angie Shambaugh
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Beautiful walk in cooler weather. Overgrown in some areas, would be too much for me in warmer weather. (snake fear)

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Chris Meawad
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Stanley Kleja
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We wanted one final hike before driving home. We decided to hike 40 minutes in and then 40 out. Made it to Pase Point, but only say fog/mist this morning. Will definitely go back. This is a great trail since it connects to so many other trails. Will definitely do it again in anticipation of the views without the fog.

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Forrest McConville
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Kathryn Ducceschi
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Nice fairly flat easy hike to a nice view.

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Vicki Shepherd
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We started on Pase Trail but there were so many people we started looping around. Glad we did because after that we never saw anyone except two mountain bikers.

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Megan Yost
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Great open trail starting off. It did get rocky and there were some areas that got tight. Beautiful view - less crowded than the other trails.

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Amanda Larkin
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Trail is flat and narrow at times with lots of roots and rocks but I was able to handle it easily with a 1 year old in a pack and a 4 and 7 year old along. The view at the point is amazing. My boys loved climbing on the rocks and despite it being one of the busiest days I have ever seen at Blackwater, we only passed a few other hikers and one group of mountain bikers. The trail has several spots where the map is displayed and the signage is clear also. I’m so glad we did this hike today, can’t wait to visit this spot again.

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Joaquin Cortez
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Sara Stegemoller
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HikingGreat!

We started out about 10 am, had the place to ourselves. Easy walk. Spectacular views, great fall color.

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