HERE for those pictures...
The second time we visited there was last Fall. We discovered more of the New River Gorge area then ---and we also discovered Blackwater Falls. Click HERE to see those pictures...
This time---we stayed at the Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge in order to celebrate George's birthday... And, as you know, we saw LOTS of waterfalls on this visit also. My favorite set of waterfalls (3 of them) on this trip were the FALLS OF HILLS CREEK.
The trail leading to the falls is one of the most popular hikes in the Monongahela National Forest. The trailhead is located on Highland Scenic Highway (another gorgeous drive) on State Road 39/55, and 5.3 miles west of the Cranberry Mountain Visitor Center. Hope you enjoy some of our photos from the Falls of Hills Creek.
Above is a picture of some snow left on the mountain that day (even though the temps were fairly mild). The elevation here is about 3500 feet ---so we were lucky to get to see these waterfalls at all this year. This entire area is usually covered with snow and ice this time of year. But--as you know, this winter has been fairly mild.
We really enjoyed seeing all of these waterfalls (especially the Middle and Lower ones) --and recommend this hike if you ever get to West Virginia.
Have a wonderful weekend, and I will see you on Monday.