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Falls of Hills Creek Scenic Area

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Address: Route 39, Highland Scenic Highway, Monongahela National Forest, Hillsboro, WV 24946
Phone Number: 304-653-4826, 304-846-2695
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Lots of steps, beautiful falls

Gorgeous! The upper falls can only be viewed from the top, but it is accessible by wheelchair. The other two falls require you to descend (and then climb back up) lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Gorgeous! The upper falls can only be viewed from the top, but it is accessible by wheelchair. The other two falls require you to descend (and then climb back up) lots of stairs. We saw them on a rainy day and they were spectacular. We had the added bonus of seeing an owl sitting above the falls!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Beautiful falls, a wide variety of vegetation and wildflowers. Remote and quiet. Steps are walkways are steep and slippery, the air quite damp and a challenge for asthma sufferers and those with allergies. The cage-enclosed steps that hang over a cliff are also tough for anyone with balance issues/vertigo. I made it only to the middle falls on this trip... More 

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Columbus Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I will start by saying that if you are not in shape and athletic, this will be a very difficult hike. It is about a 90 minute round trip on some steps that if wet (like they were when we went) can be very slippery. There are extremely steep steps here and there and a trail that winds around a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My wife and I went to the falls and walked all the way down to the lowest fall. It is a heckuva walk, we are not in great shape and I have arthritis in both my knees but we made and it was well worth it. The falls are about a 45 minute drive from Snoeshow and it is a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We discovered this place through geocaching. There is a virtual geocache at the lowest of the falls and we took the hike to claim that geocache find. What a wonderful hike down all of the stairs and beautiful waterfalls to view along the way. The experience is well worth the uphill hike back to the car.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Falls of Hills Creek Scenic Area is located in the Monongahela National Forest, west of Hillsboro. We visited on the way up go skiing at Snowshoe during a cold spell and the waterfalls were spectacular in their frozen beauty. From the parking area, a paved, handicapped-accessible trail leads about a quarter-mile to the overlook for Upper Falls on Hills Creek.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The river wasn't flowing heavily but we still got to view the falls. There are 3 levels starting with the top. The top falls is an easy walk and after that the decked trail becomes many terraced stairways. Whew! Not for the weak of knees. Before you get to the lower level, there is a spiral stairway like a lighthouse.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Just be prepared to walk. It is a decent hike, great falls at the end. The trek is worth the view. I never get enough of WV.

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Poca, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The kids and dog loved the walk down and there are several places to stop and view or rest if someone when need it. To get to the last fall, you have to walk down some steep staircases and I was afraid that to try it with my dog. There was another area that had metal staircases (little spikes for... More 

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The quintessential beauty of West Virginia is on full display on the trails and the falls. The path and steps down to the lowest fall is well maintained, the most difficult part being the final descent, but it is mostly stairs. The trip down is worth it, postcard-like scenery all along the way. Allow for about an hour, my 79... More 

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Address: Route 39, Highland Scenic Highway, Monongahela National Forest, Hillsboro, WV 24946
Phone Number: 304-653-4826, 304-846-2695
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Hillsboro

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