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Sandstone Falls is a well known gem along the New River Gorge National River prized for its stunning beauty and ecological significance. Located at an ecological transition point on the river, Sandstone Falls marks the boundary between the broad, slow-moving New River seen south of this point and the roaring, gorge-incising New River seen to the north. Visitors hiking along the boardwalk can enjoy NPS displays cataloguing the differences between the two ecological zones and their respective plant and animal species.

Short Walk: Sandstone Falls can be accessed from the Sandstone Falls Boardwalk Parking Area via a 0.25 mile hike along the Sandstone Falls Boardwalk

Family Friendly: Scenic waterfalls and educational ecology displays make this gem a wonderful place to bring children.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Hunter R

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May 24, 2024
Andrew Bunn
Easy and fun
Dec 4, 2023
Merritt Stanton
Beautiful falls. Brisk day. Fun short walk in the boardwalk. Also hiked the Island Loop. Short but fun loop.
Nov 26, 2023
Kristy Van
Short falls but plentiful. Great wc accessible boardwalk
Nov 21, 2023
C B
Oct 9, 2022
Tom Herr
Impressive falls across most of the river. Short walk over, but could spend hours checking things out.
Nov 13, 2021
Candace Ranee
Jun 22, 2021
Richard Vogel
Nov 30, 2020
Kayla Gipner
Pretty falls and bridge!!

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