The scenic Blackwater River and the 60 foot falls for which this park is named are located in a spectacular 8 mile long gorge.
While visiting the park, be sure to take the short walk from the Visitor Center down to a viewing platform to get a close-up
view of these amber-colored falls. The color of the water is due to the tannic acid from red spruce needles and fallen hemlock trees.
Hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing, white water rafting, horseback riding, and biking are all popular activities at Blackwater Falls.
The park has a lodge, cabins, and a campground if you plan to enjoy the park for more than one day. A recommended hike is the short 1/2 mile
hike out to Lindy Point Overlook which affords spectacular views into the canyon.
Note: For a printed map of the trails in the Canaan Valley, we highly recommend the 'Explorer Trail Map' by Voila Interactive Concepts.
This map was meticulously compiled by a local resident and is an excellent guide of the vast trail network in the Canaan Valley. You can find
it at local outdoor shops such as Blackwater Bikes in Davis and at the Timberline Resort store.