6 Easy-Access West Virginia Waterfalls That Are Perfect For A Summer Adventure

If you’ve ever found yourself Googling “waterfalls near me,” this is the article for you! Especially if you don’t want to work too hard to get there. Check out this list of six waterfalls dotted around West Virginia that are either right off the road or easily reached from a short, level trail or boardwalk.

These are just a handful of the waterfalls in West Virginia, some more accessible, some less. What a privilege it is to live in a state with so much beauty right at our fingertips!

Here’s a link to a map with the location to all these waterfalls. Which one is closest to you? Here’s another waterfall in West Virginia that’s also fairly easily accessible, but closer to Charleston.

 

Address: Cathedral Falls, Gauley Bridge, WV 25085, USA
Address: Blackwater Falls, West Virginia 26260, USA
Address: Sandstone Falls, West Virginia 25918, USA
Address: Camp Creek State Park & Forest, 2390 Co Hwy 19/5, Camp Creek, WV 25820, USA
Address: Falls of Hills Creek, West Virginia 24946, USA
Address: Pipestem, WV 25979, USA
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April 04, 2022

What are some of the most amazing hiking trails with waterfalls in West Virginia?  

Who knew West Virginia is such a great place for hikers – especially hikers who just so happen to love waterfalls? Okay, who doesn’t, but still – what an amazing state to be in if you’re a lover of cascading falls. There are more than 50 waterfall hikes in West Virginia to pick from, each more amazing than the last. Some of our favorites, however, happen to be some of the best (period), like Blackwater Falls Trail at Blackwater Falls State Park. It’s an easy, less-than-a-half-mile trek to one of West Virginia’s most famous cascades. While you’re there, be sure to also do the Elakala to Yellow Birch Trail, which is rated as moderate and extends 4.3 miles. Other wonderful hiking trails with waterfalls in West Virginia include the Seneca Creek Trail at the Potomac Wildlife Management Area, which is a moderate but lengthy 10.1-mile adventure, and the High Falls Trail in Monongahela National Forest is another must-do.  

How many waterfalls in West Virginia are there? 

Hold onto your hat (or maybe your life jacket), because there are – get this – more than 250 amazing waterfalls in West Virginia alone. The tallest is Blackwater Falls at Blackwater Falls State Park, at 57 feet tall; Elakala Falls, within the same mark, is worth visiting while you’re there as well. The widest waterfall in West Virginia is the Sandstone Falls, which are an impressive 1,500 feet in width, and the most photogenic might just be Cathedral Falls – though, with so many to pick from, your opinion may differ. If there’s one wonderful thing about West Virginia (okay, we all know there’s way more than that), it’s the waterfalls – all 250 or more of them! Add each to your bucket list and see how many you can check out within a year or two; you might be surprised.  

Address: Cathedral Falls, Gauley Bridge, WV 25085, USA
Address: Blackwater Falls, West Virginia 26260, USA
Address: Sandstone Falls, West Virginia 25918, USA
Address: Camp Creek State Park & Forest, 2390 Co Hwy 19/5, Camp Creek, WV 25820, USA
Address: Falls of Hills Creek, West Virginia 24946, USA
Address: Pipestem, WV 25979, USA