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Brooks Falls

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Brooks Falls in Summers County

Six miles upstream of Sandstone Falls on the New River in Summers County, Brooks Falls is a smaller counterpart of the lower. The falls drops 10 feet over an outcrop of the Stony Gap Sandstone and classifies as a runnable Class III rapid. The National Park Service has developed the falls area on River Road (CR-28), on river-left, to include picnic tables, river access, and an observation area. The Big Branch Trail ascends the wall of the canyon from the falls parking area and returns after a 1.8 mile loop. The community of Brooks, WV, is located on the east side of the river above and below the falls.

Directions: From Interstate 64 exit 138 (Sandstone Hinton), follow WV Route 20 south eleven miles through Hinton to River Road. Follow River Road (WV Route 26) six miles. Sandstone Falls is located about two-miles downstream of Sandstone Falls.

Map: Brooks Falls

Map of Brooks Falls

See also:
New River Gorge: National Park Areas
New River Gorge: Hiking Trails