The Ultimate West Virginia Waterfalls Road Trip Is Right Here – And You’ll Want To Do It

West Virginia’s waterfalls are beautiful places.  And if you’re looking to see several of them, I have a great option for you: road trip! This trip will take you from Blackwater Falls in Davis down south to Sandstone and back around so you can view the natural beauty our state has to offer and some of the best waterfalls in West Virginia. It’s the perfect round up natural wonders in the state, and perhaps the best handful of scenic hikes in West Virginia, as well.

The roundtrip is 11 hours, so find some great tunes, gas up the car and get going! If you’re looking for our map, then you can find it right here. Happy adventuring, friends! Stay safe out there.

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What do you think of this road trip to the best waterfalls in West Virginia? Any takers? Let us know in the comments if you decide to take the trip, and make sure to leave your own tips and tricks.

And for even more waterfall hikes in West Virginia, check out these that hardly require any walking at all.

Address: Blackwater Falls, Davis, WV 26260, USA
Address: Blackwater Canyon Trail, Thomas, WV 26292, USA
Address: Valley Falls Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554, USA
Address: Gauley Bridge, WV 25085, USA
Address: Kanawha Falls, WV 25115, USA
Address: 486 Babcock Rd, Clifftop, WV 25831, USA
Address: Sandstone Falls, District 3, WV 25918, USA
Address: Pipestem, WV 25979, USA
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Best Waterfalls In West Virginia

January 04, 2020

What are the best waterfall hikes in West Virginia?

The best waterfall hikes can be found all over the state of West Virginia, from the truly epic trek to Cathedral Falls to the heart of the Falls of Hills Creek. Douglas Falls is a very popular hiking spot, and Wonder Falls in Bruceton Mills is perhaps one of the most majestic. If you’re looking for a good place to start, Blackwater Falls State Park is located on the northern edge of the state, and boasts four waterfalls for you to pick from. Head to Elakala Falls if you’re looking for a challenge!

What is the largest waterfall in West Virginia?

The highest waterfall in West Virginia can be found in the ever-popular Blackwater Falls State Park, and it’s aptly named Blackwater Falls. The 57-foot plunge makes it the tallest waterfall in the state and the main attraction at Blackwater State Park.

Are there any other scenic hikes in West Virginia?

Our state is known for its lush beauty and expansive views, so it’s not hard to find a handful of scenic hikes in West Virginia. Seneca Rocks Trail and Long Point Trail both boast breathtaking views, as well as the famed Lindy Point Trail and hike to Harpers Ferry. If you time your hike just right, you may be able to catch West Virginia at golden hour. Oh, what a treat it is to see the state lit up in gold come the evening time!

Address: Blackwater Falls, Davis, WV 26260, USA
Address: Blackwater Canyon Trail, Thomas, WV 26292, USA
Address: Valley Falls Rd, Fairmont, WV 26554, USA
Address: Gauley Bridge, WV 25085, USA
Address: Kanawha Falls, WV 25115, USA
Address: 486 Babcock Rd, Clifftop, WV 25831, USA
Address: Sandstone Falls, District 3, WV 25918, USA
Address: Pipestem, WV 25979, USA