This Easy, Quarter-Mile Trail Leads To Brush Creek Falls, One Of West Virginia's Most Underrated Waterfalls
It’s no secret that part of what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful are the many creeks and rivers that rush their way down toward the Atlantic (or the Gulf Of Mexico) via hundreds of jaw-dropping waterfalls. Blackwater Falls and Sandstone Falls are famous West Virginia icons, but there are many other under-rated falls throughout the state. One of them is Brush Creek Falls in Mercer County.
Just a few short miles from Interstate 77 at the Athens exit (Exit 14) in West Virginia, you can find one of West Virginia's many hidden treasures: Brush Creek Falls.
Located in Brush Creek Nature Preserve, Brush Creek Falls forms as the creek rushes over a rock overhang.
The falls are just a short distance from the parking area on Brush Creek Falls Rd (County Route 3).
Although short, the trail to Brush Creek Falls is rocky, so we recommend sturdy hiking shoes.
A second falls is located farther into the nature preserve along the same trail.
Part of what makes these falls so stunning is the area under and behind the falls, which you can glimpse more or less easily depending on the water level of Brush Creek at the time of your visit.
Because of the unique rock formations in the creek, the falls are picturesque at any time of the year, and they are a popular destination for photographers.
They are often accessible even in the winter, when you can expect to find them partially or completely frozen over.
The only downside to the falls is that sometimes visitors choose not to pack out their trash when they're done enjoying the area. Please don't be one of them!
Have you made the trip to Brush Creek Falls? To learn more about it, visit Mercer County’s website
What are some other under-rated attractions in West Virginia? We can think of quite a few, including some of these
little known state parks.
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