Falls of Hills Creek

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Tucked away in a narrow gorge just off the Highland Scenic Highway is a hidden treasure known as the Falls of Hills Creek Scenic Area. This popular 114 acre area contains three waterfalls - 25 feet, 45 feet, and 63 feet. The lower falls, at 63 feet is the second highest waterfall in West Virginia.

At a Glance

Fees None
  • Camping is not permitted in the Scenic Area.
  • Dogs are welcome if they are leashed.
  • Horses and motor vehicles are prohibited on the trail.
  • Picking flowers and removing rocks are prohibited.
Closest Towns: The Cranberry Mountain Nature Center is located 5 miles east, has maps, guidebooks and information on nearby attractions and campgrounds.
Restroom: Two accessible toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For more information during the summer months contact the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center at (304)653-4826 (voice and TTY) and during the winter months contact the Gauley Ranger District at (304)846-2695 (voice and TTY).

General Information

General Notes:
  • There are no trash cans along the trail, so please carry out all trash when taking snacks and drinks into the Scenic Area.
  • Short cutting trails causes erosion and kills vegetation. Stinging nettle is common along the trail. Please stay on the trails.
  • See Falls of Hills Creek Brochure and Map for additional information.




The first 1700 feet of trail is a paved and has a wheelchair accessible path to the upper falls viewing platform.


From the North and East via Interstate 79, use Exit 57 onto US Route 19 South to State Route 55. Take WV 55 through Richwood to the Falls of Hills Creek. Approximately 65 miles from Exit 57.

From South and East via Interstate 64 use Exit 169 onto US 219 North to State Route 39/55. West on WV 39/55 to Falls of Hills Creek. Approximately 42 miles from Exit 169 in Lewisburg.

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