Rocky to Rhododendron Trail Loop - Valley Falls State Park

Fairmont, West Virginia 26555

Rocky to Rhododendron Trail Loop - Valley Falls State Park

Rocky to Rhododendron Trail Loop - Valley Falls State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"When you hear waterfalls a half mile away, you know they’re worth a look. Indeed, the centerpiece of Valley Falls State Park is the Tygart Valley River and its multiple waterfalls, chutes, and whitewater rushing around an obstacle course of boulders.

The hike begins at the centerpiece set of falls, the first on a 500-foot-wide river, falling 14 feet, followed shortly downstream by a 200-foot- wide cascade tumbling another 18 feet. This loop begins and ends near the falls, but takes you away from them in the meantime as it transects the park’s ridges and valleys in second-growth hardwood forest. A number of trails crisscross, allowing you to create a hike of whatever length you please."

Rocky to Rhododendron Trail Loop - Valley Falls State Park Trip Reports

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2/18/2008
One of my favorite trails. Sometimes there's alot of water in the trail after a storm. Otherwise easy to follow although not marked real well.
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Trail Information

Fairmont
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Dirt trail
Terrain
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Open daily year-round 7 a.m. to dusk. Best in spring.
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Valley Falls State Park, (304) 367-2719 or www.valleyfallsstatepark.com
Local Contacts
Valley Falls State Park map; USGS quad: Fairmont East
Local Maps

Trail Log