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Cathedral Falls

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Cathedral Falls, 2 m SE of Gauley Bridge, WV, drops more than 100 feet over a series of overhanging ledges to form one of the most spectacular waterfalls in West Virginia. The falls are formed by Cane Branch descends over the Upper Nuttall sandstone formation, which outcrops to the east in the New River Gorge at Beauty Mountain and Hawks Nest State Park and to the west as Kanawha Falls.

On U.S. 60, the Midland Trail Scenic Highway, Cathedral Falls have been a popular scenic landmark since prehistoric Native Americans entered the region. Now a roadside park, a picnic shelter, viewing area, and a parking area have been provided by the City of Gauley Bridge.

   

Cathedral Falls WV.jpg</br> Cathedral Falls Photo

Topo Map showing Cathedral Falls