Elakala Falls

Elakala Falls located at Blackwater Falls State Park. 

CHARLESTON – West Virginia tourism officials have launched a statewide Waterfall Trail.

There are 29 waterfalls featured, including some of the best-known in the state, such as Blackwater and Sandstone, and some lesser known cascades, like Finn’s in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and Drawdy in Boone County.

“Breathtaking waterfalls are everywhere in our 1.5 million acres of parks and public lands, making this trail a must-experience activity for adventure-seekers this summer,” West Virginia Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby said in a statement announcing the trail.

She said the trail is debuting at a time when research shows that an increasing number of travelers are looking for outdoor recreation opportunities.

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