Elakala to Yellow Birch Trail Loop

Davis, West Virginia

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The loop trail is an easy hike through upland hardwoods and lush marshy bogs. The 1,812-acre Blackwater Falls State Park is located on the rim of the Blackwater River Canyon. The park offers a host of recreational opportunities. In addition to its 12.5 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails, the park also offers horseback riding, swimming, and boating. Located within the park boundary is the beautiful five-story Blackwater Falls, which marks the beginning of the immense canyon. The park can also be utilized as a springboard to longer hiking loops in the Canaan Mountain area immediately south of the park. Special attractions: Falls of Elakala, Balanced Rock, and a great view of the Blackwater River Gorge.
Hiking West Virginia

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Hiking West Virginia

by Steven Carroll and Mark Miller (Falcon Guides)

The loop trail is an easy hike through upland hardwoods and lush marshy bogs. The 1,812-acre Blackwater Falls State Park is located on the rim of the Blackwater River Canyon. The park offers a host of recreational opportunities. In addition to its 12.5 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails, the park also offers horseback riding, swimming, and boating.

Located within the park boundary is the beautiful five-story Blackwater Falls, which marks the beginning of the immense canyon. The park can also be utilized as a springboard to longer hiking loops in the Canaan Mountain area immediately south of the park. Special attractions: Falls of Elakala, Balanced Rock, and a great view of the Blackwater River Gorge.

©  Steven Carroll and Mark Miller/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Davis
Distance: 3.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Blackwater Falls State Park
Local Maps: USGS Blackwater Falls
Driving Directions: Directions to Elakala to Yellow Birch Trail Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

6/27/2009
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What a fantastic little loop trail. Close to civilization, easy to get to, never far from the road, easy to hike and some great terrain. This trail gives a really nice little taste of what the area can offer. Would be great for a family hike. Easy to do in 2-3 hours.



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