Waterfall Wednesday: Laurel Creek Falls, West Virginia

Ellen Matis

Each week, Recreation News takes you to a new waterfall in the Mid-Atlantic. This week, see Laurel Creek Falls in West Virginia.

West Virginia
Fayette County

Height: 25 feet

Laurel Creek flows over at least two main drops on its way down into the New River Gorge. The last drop is at least 25′ high.

From the website: The falls is located alongside Route 16, just south of where it crosses the New River. Both drops are visible from the road if you are heading south, but there are no real places to park near the falls, especially for the upper drop. I do not if there is any way into the gorge for better views of the falls.

How to get there:

While you’re there:

If you head north on Route 16 to US 60, you will find Cathedral Falls if you head east, and Mill Creek Fallsif you head west. If you head south on Route 16 you can find Wolf Creek Falls, Marr Creek Falls and Fern Creek Falls can all be found by the New River Gorge bridge.

More information: http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/laurelcreek.shtml


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