West Virginia February 07, 2017
Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring West Virginia’s Waterfalls
You won’t be able to see all of West Virginia’s waterfalls in a weekend. There are well over 200! This trip will take you to a few of the best, however. The trip will take 2 days and includes some interesting small towns nearby to stop for lunch or a hotel.
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1. Blackwater Fall State Park
Elakala Falls is the first waterfall you'll see when you enter this state park. The falls are less than a quarter mile down the trail from the park’s main lodge.
Deeper into the park, you'll find Blackwater Falls. There's a paved, wheelchair-accessible path to a viewing platform far above the waterfall from the main road near the lodge. You can also find a staircase that takes you down much closer to the waterfall.
2. Douglas Falls
Douglas Falls is one of the lesser known waterfalls in the area. The road to the waterfall is rough, so you may want to park and walk part of the distance. The path down to the falls is short but steep, but worth it if you're able to hike.
3. Town of Davis
Near Douglas Falls is the town of Davis, and a great spot to rest or grab a meal.
for some ideas of what to do in town.
4. Cathedral Falls
Cathedral Falls is one of West Virginia's highest waterfalls, near the town of Gauley Bridge. You don't need to walk far from the road to get a good view.
5. Kanawha Falls
Kanawha Falls is one of West Virginia's widest waterfalls, spanning the distance of the Kanawha River. The community of Kanawha Falls is on the east bank of the river, and Glen Ferris is located on the west bank.
6. Sandstone Falls
Sandstone Falls is another one of West Virginia's widest waterfalls, and spans the distance between two islands. Bridges and paths in the area will allow you to explore the waterfalls and the islands if you desire.
7. City of Hinton
Near Sandstone Falls is the railroad town of Hinton, worth a stop before you return home.
for some ideas about what to see in town.
To see even more of West Virginia’s beautiful waterfalls, take a look at these
15 photos, or enjoy these frozen waterfalls in the winter.