A Forked Forest Road In West Virginia Leads To Either Big Run Falls Or Olson Fire Tower

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.” “Fork in the road.” Both expressions are familiar ones, and indicate that our lives are filled with choices, not all of which are figurative. Two roads really do fork in a wood in Tucker County, West Virginia, and you’ll have to pick between them (unless you came prepared with enough time, food, and energy to tackle them both). But while the end result of each is very different, they share plenty of common ground: the ubiquitous pothole, a stunning surprise, and beautiful views await you along either path.

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Have you ever visited either Olson Tower or Big Run Falls? Did you know they were such close neighbors? If you love towers, you’ll find more West Virginia ones here; if you prefer waterfalls, we’ve got lots of those featured here.

Address: Forest Rd 717, Hambleton, WV 26269, USA