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Historic Valley Falls State Park

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Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic park in Marion County that shows the grandeur of the wild Tygart...
Scenic park in Marion County that shows the grandeur of the wild Tygart Valley River flowing through steep canyons.
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Valley Falls is a hidden gem close to better known attractions

Valley Falls State Park is located between Grafton and Fairmont WV off route 310. After you pass private properties around a lake and go up the hill to the park office, there is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Marion
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Valley Falls State Park is located between Grafton and Fairmont WV off route 310. After you pass private properties around a lake and go up the hill to the park office, there is a narrow and fairly steep paved grade down to the parking lot at the bottom of the hill. Be careful of people going to fast and taking... More 

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went here for Mother's Day with my 12 year old daughter. Falls were located a 3-4 minute walk from the parking lot. We climbed on top of a large flat rock right next to the twin falls and a lunch with the best view I have ever seen :) you definitely want to make sure you have plenty of... More 

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Definitely a hidden gem. We recently moved to the area and will be coming back to this park frequently. There are lots of picnic areas, 18+ miles of hiking/mountain biking trails, and a beautiful lookout to the falls. There's also about 2 miles of great paved road that can be used for road biking. Really glad we hiked this park,... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

While I'm not a West Virginia resident, I have been working in the Fairmont area for a while now... and this is one of my favorite quiet and beautiful escapes from the noise of the city. This is a hidden gem tucked away a short 20 minute drive off of I-79. It is worth the detour off the beaten path.... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

An amazing park what a pretty place. Great hiking and wonderful scenery. Very relaxing to just sit and listen to the waterfalls. Only suggestion I would recommend it making hike to the falls a little more handicapped friendly.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've been here several times over the years......when visiting my WV friends in Fairmont. Wonderful scenery and so lovely whatever time of year you go. Thumbs up from me every time. Well done Mountaineers..!!

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Took the Rocky Trail out and Rhododendron Trail back. The trails are fairly well marked. While Rocky Trail is a steady and at times steep path it's not a rock scramble so it's very doable. Saw A LOT of deer. Beautiful hiking spot.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been here several times through out my life since its in my hometown. Valley Falls is a State Park located approx. seven miles outside the city limits of Fairmont. Its sits along the Tygart Valley River and features a half-mile stretch of waterfalls. There are picnic areas and pavilions for rent as well as playground areas for kids.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful falls in an out of the way little park but well worth the drive. It's an easy walk to the falls in a quiet park. Picnic area, trails, restrooms and a playground are available. You may luck out and have the park to yourself to enjoy the uniquely beautiful falls and rocky river. A special place.

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Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My parents (in their mid 60s) went to Valley Falls State park. My father had been very ill and this was the first time in over a year he felt like doing anything recreational. They packed a nice picnic lunch and their camera. After accidentally missing a sign that said they could not park in an area the "Ranger" immediately... More 

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