Each week, Recreation News takes you to a new waterfall in the Mid-Atlantic. This week, see Douglas Falls in West Virginia.
State: West Virginia
The rocks at Douglas Falls are brilliant red, created by acid drainage from the mines and coke ovens in the area. The pollution, however, creates a picturesque scene.
Visitors to the falls suggest that, if you don’t have a 4WD vehicle, you should consider walking the 2 miles to the football. From there, it’s a short but steep hike to the base of the falls.
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While you’re there:
Douglas Falls is located on the Blackwater Canyon Trail. While you’re in the Canaan Valley area, you can visit Elakala Falls and Blackwater Falls.