Waterfalls of the Potomac Highlands Region

Kevin Adams

"You don't need to know much about West Virginia's Potomac Highlands. Just show up and the region teaches you. There's a scenic view around the corner, a trout stream down that road, a ski trail a few miles up the road, and you just passed a challenging mountain bike trail. Like waterfalls? They're everywhere, and not just little drops. The Potomac Highlands waterfalls are some of the best in the Virginias. While driving around you might pass by the highest mountain in West Virginia, Spruce Knob at 4,861 feet, or happen upon world-class rock climbers at Seneca Rocks. And if intelligent life exists on other planets, the folks in the Potomac Highlands will find out about it first and let the rest of us know. The world-famous National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank keeps a vigil to the skies for signals from outer space. I'm just kidding about not learning anything about the region before you go. The truth is, there is so much to see and do here that you'll need to spend a lot of time planning your trip. The problem is deciding what not to do. This eTrail covers 16 waterfalls in this region including Falls of Hills Creek, Waterfall on Big Beechy Run, Middle Fork Falls, Whitaker Falls, Mill Creek Falls, High Falls, Upper Seneca Creek Falls, Waterfalls in Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, Pothole Falls, Blackwater Falls, Waterfall on Falls Run, Waterfalls on Shays Run, Waterfalls on Pendleton Run, Douglas Falls, Big Run Falls, and Falls Gap Falls."


From Guidebook: Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia: A Hiking & Photography Guide