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Valley Falls State Park

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Valley Falls State Park (map), in Marion County, southeast of Fairmont, WV, preserves 1,145 wooded acres surrounding Valley Falls on the Tygart River. Popular visitor activities include hiking, sightseeing, and fishing in the Tygart River.


Recreation: hiking trails, fishing, boating

Lodging: nearby

Dining: picnic area

Highlights: Valley Falls, Mill Ruins


Park Maps: Map : Topo Map : Aerial Photo : Tiger Map


Valley Falls State Park: Official Website
Rt. 6, Box 244, Fairmont, WV 26273 / Phone: (304) 367-2719


Valley Falls Hiking Trails

Valley Falls provides hikers more than 18 miles of woodland trails.


Tygart Valley River Trail
.2 miles: mostly level with one steep incline


Rhododendron Trail
3.2 miles: moderately steep near end, otherwise relatively easy


Deer Trail
2.1 miles: about 50 percent nearly level with modest up hill grade


Red Cardinal Trail
2 miles: all down hill from park entrance.


Dogwood Trail
.8 miles: steep from Rhododendron Trail, then leveling off


Wild Turkey Trail
1.2 miles: extremely steep from either end, otherwise follows near level ridge.


Red Fox Trail
.8 miles: steep grade from Deer Trail

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