This breathtaking 25-foot high falls on the New River is located 8 miles north of the town of Hinton on State Route 26. You group can walk the ¼-mile accessible boardwalk to view the falls and a one-mile loop trail around the island.
To learn more about Sandstone Falls and the New River Gorge visit Sandstone Visitor Center. This National Park Service, green design building located at exit 139 off Interstate 64; 15 miles east of Beckley, WV. The visitor center offers a 12-minute audiovisual program, interactive exhibits, watershed floor map, bookstore, and restrooms. Students can explore the facility and learn about the New River Gorge and New River Watershed through self-guided activities or ranger-led programs.
National Park Service Ranger-led programs can be reserved by contacting 304-466-0417 or emailing [email protected].
For more information on vacationing to the area check out threeriverswv.com for more things to see and do within the three rivers region.
If you would like to learn more about West Virginia and it's beautiful waterfalls, I would suggest purchasing the book West Virginia Waterfalls: The New River Gorge by Randall Sanger. More than 100 waterfalls grace the cliffs and canyons of the New River Gorge and its tributaries. This book invites you to savor this untapped wealth of beauty in two enjoyable ways by viewing photographs of these waterfalls and by experiencing them for yourself.