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Scenic Views and Cascading Falls Await at Blackwater Falls State Park

With a 57-foot waterfall in its boundaries, Blackwater Falls State Park is among West Virginia's most beautiful nature spots. Year-round scenic views are guaranteed, and seasonal sports and recreation, hiking, dining, overnight camping, and cabin stays await.

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The Best Hiking Trails in Blackwater Falls State Park

Where do you start when there are more than 20 miles of hiking trails to explore? Opt for an easy route or tackle the park's more difficult terrain.

  • Elakala Trail

    This moderate hike offers great views of Elakala Falls and the canyon rim. Keep your camera at the ready on this 0.75-mile trail.

  • River Road Trail

    If you're visiting Blackwater Falls State Park and feel like a longer hike, try this easy-to-moderate 1.56-mile route. Walk along an old railroad grade and the Blackwater River – why not stop and fish on the way?

  • Balsam Fir Trail

    North of Blackwater Falls State Park are its cabins and campground, as well as Balsam Fir Trail. Graded as a more difficult hike, this trail starts by the nature center and heads through beech and maple groves. Remember to pack your hiking shoes!

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The Best Family Activities at Blackwater Falls State Park

While some of West Virginia's most photographed spots are in this park, there's more on offer. Head out of your Blackwater Falls State Park cabins to discover a range of seasonal activities. Visit in spring for the annual wildflower and birding pilgrimages run by state park rangers.

  • Snow sports

    The changing seasons bring new sporting opportunities at Blackwater Falls State Park. The whole family will have fun sledding down the 0.25-mile run, and there are 10 miles of trails for cross-country skiing.

  • Sports courts

    Summer sports fans can make full use of Blackwater Falls State Park's tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts.

  • Swimming

    While you can go swimming from Memorial Day to Labor Day at Pendleton Lake, if you've booked a stay at the lodge or cabins, you can also use the indoor pool.

  • Boating

    Don't stray too far from the water when visiting Blackwater Falls State Park – there's boating fun to be had! Laugh at your family's attempts to paddleboard, or rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboat.

  • Dining

    One of the hotels by Blackwater Falls State Park, The Lodge, has a restaurant called The Smokehouse, a great place to gather with family and friends after an active day in the park. Regional fare and buffets tempt you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's also a warming hut serving homemade soup and stews for winter sports visitors.

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