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W.Va. Waterfall Trail Set To Expand

Waterfalls flow into a lake with hills in the background.
Kanawha Falls flows into the Kanawha River in Fayette County.
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The West Virginia Waterfall Trail will include nine more stops statewide bringing the total of destinations on the list to 38.

The trail was created last summer as a tourism initiative to attract nature-lovers to the state. It’s used as a guide for waterfall hunters and spans southern West Virginia to the Northern Panhandle. 

More than 35,000 participants have checked in to the trail from 49 states and 15 countries since its launch, according to Gov. Jim Justice’s announcement during his regular briefing Wednesday morning.

The expansion includes:

  • Westerly Falls in Fayette County
  • Pipestem Falls outside Hinton
  • Falls Mill in Braxton County
  • Parkinson’s Waterfall in Bethany
  • Mann’s Creek Falls at Babcock State Park
  • Sugar Camp Run Falls at Babcock State Park
  • Flanagan Branch Falls at Babcock State Park
  • Tucker Falls in Morgantown 
  • Loopemount Waterfall in Greenbrier County

“It’s a unique offering for West Virginia as we continue to build our reputation as a true outdoor recreation state,” Department of Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby said in a statement announcing the expansion. “I can’t wait to hear more stories and meet more folks out on the trail this summer. It’s an absolutely perfect summer activity for those looking to travel the state.”

Information about the waterfall trail, including how to sign up for a mobile passport and planner, is available online.