WV Posted in West Virginia July 09, 2016 by Rachel Whetstone This One Easy Hike In West Virginia Will Lead You Somewhere Unforgettable We’ve mentioned Sandstone Falls as a waterfall that can be seen from the road, but you can also take a short hike to get a closer look. Sandstone Falls is the largest waterfall on the New River. Flickr/Gene At the widest point, the falls are 1,500 feet across. The falls drop from 10 to 25 feet. Flickr/Gene The falls span the distance between two islands. Flickr/Gene Visitors can walk across bridges and boardwalks to access the islands and get close to the falls. TripAdvisor/Lee10way The boardwalk is 1/4 mile long, and handicapped accessible. The Island Loop Trail goes around one of the islands. Flickr/Dennis Deitrick This 1/2 mile trail gives visitors a great look at the waterfalls, wildlife, and rare plants. The island was once home to a farm and grist mill, but is now returning to the wild. This beautiful paradise is sure to give you great photo opportunities. Flickr/laserbub Sandstone Falls is located 10 miles north of Hinton, WV, In Summers County. You might also enjoy this epic waterfall in Tucker county.