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12 Seasonal Waterfalls



Water cascades over rugged sandstone outcroppings on the north side of Route 60 from Falls View to Gauley Bridge (MM-92 to MM-97). Experience the dramatic Kanawha Falls on the south side of Route 60 (MM-93).

At the waterfall pulloffs, notice above the falls the remains of the original Midland Trail as conceived by George Washington and completed to Cedar Grove in 1790. Anglers may test your skill where the Kanawha headwaters cascade over the dramatic Kanawha Falls. Enjoy a beautiful view of the cascading water while picnicking at Kanawha Falls Park (MM-93).

Waterfall GPS Coordinates:

Mile Marker 91
1. Charlton Heights
Lat N 38° 7’ 23”
Long W 81° 13’ 38”

2. Waterfall with an old rock wall at the top
Lat N 38° 7’ 32”
Long W 81° 13’ 19”

3. Waterfall by the Adopt a Highway sign (has pull-off)
Lat N 38° 7’ 55”
Long W 81° 13’ 13”

Mile Marker 92
4. Waterfall that goes high on the mountain
Lat N 38° 8’ 4”
Long W 81° 13’ 10”

5. Waterfall with a small but steady stream
Lat N 38° 8’ 8”
Long  W 81° 13’ 7”

6. Pull off, beautiful rock, long narrow, stream with log over it.
Lat N 38° 8’ 11”
Long  W 81° 13’ 3”

7. Big waterfall with a big pull-off
Lat  N 38° 8’ 15”
Long W 81° 12’ 58’

8. At the railroad crossing, on the left in the curve
Lat N 38° 8’ 29”
Long  W 81° 12’ 44”

Mile Marker 93
9. Kanawha Falls
Road:
Lat N 38° 8’ 42”
Long W 81° 12’ 47”

Parking lot (right):
Lat N 38° 8’ 45”
Long  W 81° 12’ 45”

Parking lot (left):
Lat N 38° 8’ 45”
Long  W 81° 12’ 48”

10. Above the Falls, from upper end (upper Glen Ferris parking lot)
Lat N 38° 9’ 3”
Long  W 81° 12’ 52”

11. Hidden Falls
Lat N 38° 9’ 31”
Long W 81° 11’ 13” 

12. Cathedral Falls
Lat N 38° 9’ 14”
Long W 81° 10’ 47”

Pull Offs:
Pull off close to Gauley Bridge
Lat  N 38° 9’ 31”
Long  W 81° 12’ 46”

Pull off at the merge of the New and Gauley; Picnic Glen Ferris
Lat  N 38° 9’ 15” to N 38o 9’ 17”
Long W 81° 12’ 53”

Mile Marker 96

Cathedral Falls is one of the most-photographed spots in West Virginia.


Overlooking Kanawha Falls, the stately Glen Ferris Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Kanawha River boating and fishing access is available at Kanawha Falls, above Kanawha Falls, and at Daniel Boone Park (MM-60). New River fishing access is available across from Cathedral Falls (MM-96) near the Hawks Nest Dam.