Explore the most popular waterfall trails in West Virginia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 days ago

Cool rocks and natural features. A couple of slightly tricky small stream crossings. Mossy areas. One wooden bridge. A short peaceful picturesque hike.

Nice falls. Trail map was a little misleading.

hiking
16 days ago

Great trail. Easy downhill walk out, uphill all the way back. If you go down to both cliffs, it’s a little tougher because of the rock gardens. Well worth the short hike in the fall just to see the colors. You can mountain bike this, but the final down hill to the cliffs is very difficult.

hiking
16 days ago

Good trail for people just starting out hiking. The second falls is a little tricky to find in times of little rainfall. I’ve also done this on mountain bike, and the rock gardens are challenging.

hiking
19 days ago

Challenging trail, good exercise

Really really easy trail but beautiful sight to see. lots of steps!

Most of this crushed stone 0.75 mile loop trail is ADA accessible and offers visitors a brief history of the basin area for which it surrounds with interpretive signage. The basin was once the drinking water reservoir for the city of Morgantown. Now drained, the area is rich in different aquatic habitats, Alder groves and bird activity. Several other trails spur off of this loop trail located is the center of the WV Botanic Garden. (ADA accessibility to the trail is available from the visitor center parking lot beyond the larger lower parking lot)

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little quick walk to a waterfall. Seemed like a beautiful spot to have a picnic.

More of a park and walk. The waterfall was pretty cool and had a HEAVY flow. The trail was “close,” but You could still see the Falls...and no one was around if you know what I mean.

hiking
1 month ago

A fun hike. I went in late November with a dusting of snow on the ground - absolutely beautiful. The falls are gorgeous but the hike in and out is even better.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view of the creek entire hike. Absolutely stunning. Very family and dog friendly. My dog Jack had a blast. Please leash your dog as many pups hike out here.

Wear your waterproof shoes! Pretty waterfall

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely a must see when in West Virginia. Plenty of stairs that do get wet at times. The climb is worth it though.

hiking
2 months ago

This challenging trail intrigued me. 820 is a LOT of stairs. I had some doubts whether my knees or hips or feet or whatever would present a problem. ( I’m not no young gun anymore ) But I was not going to let that stop me. I HAD to do it. It was nowhere as bad as I thought it would be. I just broke the trip back up in to chunks ( i counted ) and took mini breaks. It was neat seeing the abandoned mining operations and and interesting facts regarding the history of the haulage ops. I have to give a LOT of credit to the West Virginians who used this trail. back in the day. They were some real badasses for sure.

P.S. I was VERY glad for every bit of training I did with the kettlebell and stairmaster prior to this hike!

November 18, 2018

Awesome!!! Definitely not “HARD” moderate at best in spots. Fanfreakintastic views of the creak the whole way. Definitely dog friendly, just please leash your dogs.

The falls were flowing great this past Saturday. This is definitely a walk, even a stroll. Took us 5 minutes each way. It was a beautiful and quick stop for some pretty cool falls. Would do again.

This was a nice walk, it would be good for bringing kids or dogs. It was a bit rocky and muddy in some places, so I’m glad i wore hiking boots instead of my thin-soled walking shoes. I didn’t think the trailhead was hard to find, Google Maps led me straight to the small gravel lot at the trailhead, and the beginning and the end of the loop was marked on both sides of the road. The entrance on the parking side of the road is closer to the Devil’s Tea Table. Once you’re on the loop, the trail intersects with a few others, but they’re labeled too, so it’s not hard to stay on course. After completing the loop, I also walked the Cascade Trail since its trailhead was also by the parking pad, which led me downhill to the creek. Very pretty and peaceful and would recommend as a side excursion.

Very pretty area, good for a quick hike. Raven’s Rock was my favorite trail (That’s where everyone gets those cool pictures)

hiking
2 months ago

The number one thing coming from this is to pack water and be prepared to sweat. The walk down was pretty with one spot giving a nice view of the gorge, as you head down you’ll meet the mine which was very interesting. Continuing heading down the 821 1/2 steps (half a step was missing at the beginning so watch out) you’ll be met with the beautiful dilapidated mine site. Now you’ll be met with the toughest obstacle, going all the way up. It’s rough but worth it for the workout burn. Taking this again sometime later.

hiking
2 months ago

These falls were awesome. wooded steps down to platforms made it easy. Wish we couldve walk along the river more.

Loved it!! Watch footing lots of big rocks among the leaves.

Great trail along a beautiful stream

Did as a day hike for bridge day weekend .. Great views for stream the whole way .. want to do a overnight hiking n fishing trip now

My new favorite trail. It's definitely not easy unless you turn around before you get to the viewpoints. It has two beautiful viewpoints at the end and a steep climb back up from them.

Easy trail with two waterfalls with some easy off-trail exploring.

fishing
3 months ago

Hello twins ; )

A great family hiking trail with beautiful views of the falls.

Nice trail, I logged 11.6 roundtrip miles starting from the trailhead near I-64 and hiking all the way to the waters edge of the New River, this mileage included the spur trail to Kate's Falls. There were a few trees down but not hard to get around or over. The trail was also a little muddy and slippery but nothing extreme! Met a few other hikers on the trail and enjoyed stopping and chatting with them for a few minutes. The rating for this trail is no where near hard. The trail is fairly level with a slight grade with a few places where you climb up and over rock outcroppings, but again, nothing extreme. The rating on this trail needs to be changed to moderate but it would be a very low moderate, I will see what I can do to edit the rating. Happy trails fellow hikers!

road biking
3 months ago

Great lightly used trail that runs within a few feet of the Mon River. Very nice scenery with waterfalls along the way. No traffic noise and very few houses.

This is a really cool trail. My 8-year old was a little nervous in spots, because it gets narrow and has a steep drop off. Towards the end of the trail it wasn’t clear where to go so we just turned around. I would definitely do it again though!

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