Big Branch Falls/Lower Big Branch Falls

Glen Jean, West Virginia 25846

Big Branch Falls/Lower Big Branch Falls

Big Branch Falls/Lower Big Branch Falls Professional Review and Guide

"Start this loop hike at rumbling Brooks Falls, a cataract on the New River. Hike up Big Branch, a steep and intimate tributary of the New, where two exciting waterfalls await. Walk up the wildflower-filled vale of Big Branch before reaching 30-foot Lower Big Branch Falls.

Pass smaller cascades to find 15-foot Big Branch Falls near an old homesite. From here the trail traverses wooded hillsides before making its way back down to the New River."

More Big Branch Falls/Lower Big Branch Falls Professional Reviews and Guides

"Start this hike at attractive Brooks Falls, a cataract on the New River. From this water feature complemented with a picnic area, hike up Big Branch, a steep and intimate tributary of the New. Work your way up the wildflower-filled vale, passing small cascades before reaching an old homesite and waterfall. From here the trail traverses wooded hillsides before making its way back down to the New River. While you’re in the vicinity, make a side trip to Sandstone Falls, downstream on the New River."

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Trail Information

Glen Jean
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.1
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5-2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
New River Gorge National River, PO Box 246, 104 Main St., Glen Jean 25846; (304) 465-0508; www.nps.gov/neri
Local Contacts
New River Gorge, National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #242—New River Gorge; USGS Hinton
Local Maps

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Sep 2018