The New River is a mighty force that runs through Southern West Virginia. You can see the power of the river at the famous Sandstone Falls. This 25-foot waterfall is breathtakingly beautiful and the focal point of this suggested itinerary. Start out at the National Park Visitor Center just off the interstate, then take a pleasant drive along the river to the smaller Brooks Falls and the grand Sandstone Falls. Finish your trip in Hinton, a quaint railroad town.
Stop 1 – Brooks Falls
Located 2 miles south of Sandstone Falls, Brooks Falls is a 10-foot drop, and is actually classified as a class III runnable rapid. The National Park Service has developed a small sightseeing and picnic area on the west side of the river.
Recommended day use
This is a great picnic spot. Sit along the river and enjoy your meal while watching the Falls.
Located 2 miles south of Sandstone Falls, Brooks Falls is a 10-foot drop, and is actually classified...