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Brush Creek Falls

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Brush Creek Falls

Mercer County: 5 miles N of Athens, WV

The Falls of Brush Creek drop 25 feet over a sandstone ledge near the mouth of the stream's deep gorge of Brush Creek at Bluestone River. These "block" falls have been a popular local beauty spot since European settlement, though natives most likely frequented the falls for the same reason. The West Virginia Nature Conservancy, in cooperation with Pipestem Resort State Park, maintains a natural area at the falls. A rough trail leads from a picnic shelter to a ledge from which the cascade may be observed.


Maps: Topo Map


See also:
Travel Guide to Bluestone Country
Pipestem Falls (near Brush Creek Falls)