Category Archives: Nature

More from West Virginia

Every year my wife and I head down to the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia so she can attend a work conference and I tag along since the room is comped.  Every year I try to find a new and interesting place to hike and explore.  This year I read about the Falls of Hills Creek that is in the Monongahela National Forest in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.  This is a set of 3 waterfalls that grow in size from 25 feet tall to 45 feet and then the lowest falls are 65 feet tall.  The entire trail is only 3/4 of a mile from the parking lot, so it’s an easy hike, but there are a lot of stairs to cover.  I got there shortly after sunrise and went to the tallest falls first.  There wasn’t too much water coming over, but it was just enough.  From there I moved up and eventually found my way to the 2nd waterfall.  The first fall was a bit obstructed and I couldn’t get a nice image of it.

The next day of the trip I went to a place more local to the Greenbrier to Blue Bend Recreation Area.  It is a small swimming hole in the National Forest as well with some hiking trails.  It was mostly closed though from the recent flooding though.  Still plenty nice to walk around though.