Valley Falls Loop Trail

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Valley Falls Loop Trail is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Fairmont, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
711 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

The hiking trails are nice but the best part is walking down to the falls and climbing on the rocks. One of the prettiest state parks in West Virginia. It is a must for any WV hiker.

hiking
2 months ago

what a beautiful little park tucked back into the hills. nice park for kiddos to play at or have a picnic and moderately challenging hiking/biking trails. definitely worth the detour during our cross country road trip!

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of downed trees, recent rain make for a muddy hike. Lots of wildlife to see and hear. Well worth the hike. I will return in the fall.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike. I don't know how people can think this is 'mostly flat.' Check out the elevation map. There's a great long climb for the first half (starting at parking lot by the falls and going clockwise). The trail itself is wide and you can really see the forest. The trail is rocky in places, so beware of ankle turners. There is another set of falls on this hike -- once you get a mile or so in, there's an unmarked trail the splits off down to the left. This goes to private property, but I was told by ranger that the people don't mind you going down to look at the falls here, which are taller than the ones in the main area. Just don't leave trash, swim, etc.
Also, This loop (at around the 1 or 2 o'clock position) cuts through the park ranger's back yard and onto the main road -- that last mile is down that main road. Next time I'm either going to avoid that and use Wild Turkey Trail, or go on the road for just a little bit then take Red Fox trail to Deer trail.
all in all a great 2 hour hike,though.

3 months ago

Nice trail, great waterfall at park. Was a really chill hike!

4 months ago

A nice little hike

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Not a bad hike...very easy and pretty much all flat...trail is very wide. I think a lot of folks use it for mountain biking as well...pretty cool history along the way as we got further into the hike, towards Hammond, we started seeing a lot of old bricks and worn down structures from the old brick factory...beautiful views of the Tygart river from the beach area...walked the railroad tracks back to valley falls and got some good pics...all in all, not a bad hike for a couple of hours on a beautiful Saturday.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The falls here are beautiful! I followed the train tracks a bit off trail and ended down by the water. Huge rocks, beautiful views!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

cool little trail. easy walk pretty view along the way. waterfall!

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Beautiful area! We hiked down Rhododendron Trail and found 27' Falls and Twin Falls. Can't wait to go back this fall.

backpacking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Very nice, quiet, but steep in spots, it will give you a workout

Sunday, May 29, 2016

This is definitely one of my favorite trails since the 1980s. I love the waterfalls in the general area, and it's always provided such peace, respite and tranquility for me

hiking
Monday, November 17, 2014

Before you start your trek, cross the bridge from the parking lot and enjoy the history and the views of the expansive waterfalls! When you return to the parking lot walk to the far northern end to start the Rhodo Trail. There, the path is about 10-15' wide and is shared with Mountain bikes. The trail gradually climbs for a mile and you can continue on the Rhodo trail or turn right on to the Rocky trail where you have to option of several loops ranging from 3 to 6 + mile loops.

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