Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Kumbrabow State Forest, West VA
The Kumbrabow State Forest offers nearly 10,000 acres of managed forest for hunters, anglers and hikers. As you know, we love to drive WAY back into the woods --and this area was no exception! After climbing down and back up all of the stairs to see Hill Creek Falls (click HERE to see that blog post), driving back into these woods was a nice change.
In order to get here, drive on US-219. About halfway between Marlinton and Elkins, turn west on CR-16 and drive 3.5 miles to a 3-way intersection. Turn right (actually more straight than right) and drive 1.4 miles on this gravel road to a parking area on the right, just before crossing Mill Creek.
As opposed to the Falls of Hills Creek (3 waterfalls), there was only one waterfall here, MILL CREEK FALLS. BUT----oh what a pretty falls, in a fabulous setting. In order to get some good pictures of the falls, we hiked on a woodsy trail through the Rhododendrons. Like I said, the setting is what made this area so beautiful.
Hope you enjoy our pictures from Mill Creek Falls... Above is a picture of me as we hiked through the Rhodendrons. Below are more. Be sure and click on all of the pictures to see them larger!
There is also a campground and picnic area farther upstream from the cabins. If you love to hike and camp and are ever in West Virginia, check out these cabins.... The cabins are VERY RUSTIC ---and if you want more information about availability and what they offer, click HERE.
Have a wonderful day---and remember to get out and do some HIKING. It's good for ALL of us!!!!