The Best Photography in West Virginia

Looking for the best photography in West Virginia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around West Virginia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near West Virginia

  • Davis, West Virginia

    Camp at Bear Rocks

    4.7
    11.9 mi / 1050 ft gain
    This particular hike is great as there are multiple camping sites, both established and backcountry, and views for miles around almost every bend. Still not convinced? This high-altitude plateau has characteristics typically found in Canadian landscapes. so you can travel north without leaving y...
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  • Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

    Hike Seneca Rocks

    4.7
    2.6 mi / 931 ft gain
    Seneca Rocks is probably one of the best known landmarks in West Virginia. This iconic formation sits 900 feet above the North Fork River. I highly recommend anyone interested in taking a trip to West Virginia take some time to visit Seneca Rocks. These rock formations are really an amazing site....
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Backpack White Rocks, George Washington NF

    4.5
    9.8 mi
    The trail begins near the upper parking area next to a closed gate. If you park in the lower parking area, you'll have to walk about .3 miles up the road to get to this gate.Start out on the forest service (FS) orange blazed trail, following it for about a quarter mile. From there head onto Old M...
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  • Lansing, West Virginia

    Photograph the New River Gorge Bridge

    4.7
    A 0.25 mile wooded boardwalk takes you down to an overlook of the 3,030 foot tall steel arch bridge. There are about 150 steps, so the walk back up the visitor center can be tiring. At the overlook, there is great panoramic views of the gorge and bridge.The visitor center has bathrooms and has a ...
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  • Danese, West Virginia

    Photograph the Glade Creek Grist Mill

    5.0
    Hidden deep in the Appalachian Mountains near the New River Gorge sits an extremely photogenic grist mill. A recreation of the original mills that dotted West Virginia, Glade Creek Grist Mill was completed in 1976 at Babcock SP. Built fully operational from the parts of 3 other WV mills, it was p...
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  • Princeton, West Virginia

    Hike to Brush Creek Falls

    4.4
    1 mi
    Brush Creek Falls is a beautiful 25' waterfall that spans across Brush Creek. It is accessed via a short 0.5 mile hike with minimal elevation gain.From the parking area on Brush Creek Falls Road, take the trail to the right of the picnic shelter. This easy and relatively-flat trail through rhodod...
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Camp at Blackwater Falls State Park

    5.0
    Blackwater Falls State Park is one of 36 state parks in West Virginia and is located just north of the Canaan Valley less than two miles from Davis, WV.  Blackwater Falls State Park has over 2,000 acres, making it a great place to camp while you explore the beautiful area.  The campground has 65 ...
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  • Wardensville, West Virginia

    Hike to Tibbet Knob

    5.0
    3.1 mi / 830 ft gain
    Park for free at Wolf Gap Campground and cross the road where you will pass some picnic tables and campsites.  Follow the signs to the the yellow blazed Tibbet Knob trail.  In half a mile, there is a little path to a summit on your left where you can catch a glimpse of Mill Mountain and Big Schlo...
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  • Thomas, West Virginia

    Hike to Lindy Point in Blackwater Falls State Park

    4.8
    0.8 mi
    If you go to Blackwater Falls State Park for the falls, stay for the overlooks.  This one, the most popular in the park, overlooks Blackwater Canyon from 3,000 feet above.  Although the parking area at the trailhead is small with room for only 4-5 cars, you can also park along the road or at the ...
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  • Shady Spring, West Virginia

    Hike to Sandstone Falls

    5.0
    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Starting at the trailhead, follow signs for the falls. After a short walk, hikers will reach the walkway bridge where they can snap a couple shots of the minor Sandstone Falls to the right. Many hikers stop here, thinking these falls are the final destination. Do not make this mistake—the best is...
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  • Durbin, West Virginia

    Backpack the Lions Head Loop

    5.0
    21.1 mi / 2520 ft gain
    What used to be an artillery testing site during WWII, Dolly Sods is a great place for backpackers of almost any expertise. Water is easily found throughout the wilderness area and while 21 miles might feel like a lot, it is very manageable over the course of 3 days. Attached (at the bottom) is a...
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Photograph Bear Rocks Preserve

    5.0
    The Bear Rocks Preserve is a 477 acre land tract maintained and supported by The Nature Conservancy.  Offering a diverse range of plant species more commonly seen in the Northeast, visitors will find blueberries, huckleberries, mountain laurel, azalea, and rhododendron among the sandstone outcrop...
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  • Parsons, West Virginia

    Hike Table Rock

    4.7
    1.2 mi / 200 ft gain
    This hidden gem is located near Lindy Point and Blackwater Falls State Park.  Unlike Lindy Point, which is very popular, hikers are usually able to enjoy the views from Table Rock all by themselves.  The Table Rock trail head is located off of Canaan Loop Rd.  I highly recommend driving to the tr...
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  • Davis, West Virginia

    Photograph Blackwater Falls

    4.7
    Blackwater Falls State Park is a lesser known state park in northern West Virginia. The waterfall is easily accessible. From the parking area go to the back of the horseshoe (the parking area is shaped like a horseshoe) and follow the path and steps down into the gorge. If you're planning on visi...
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  • Edmond, West Virginia

    Hike the Endless Wall Trail

    4.0
    2 mi / 260 ft gain
    From the Fern Creek Trailhead this is a 2.0 mile out and back hike to Diamond Point. The trail is relatively flat with minimal elevation gain and has a bridge stream crossing. When you arrive at the sign stating "Climber's Access", take a short side trip here to see the views of the gorge. Contin...
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  • Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

    Photograph Cathedral Falls

    4.0
    Since this waterfall is less than 200 feet from the parking lot, visiting this waterfall provides a huge reward for minimal physical effort. From the parking lot, cross the bridge over the stream and follow the trail on the right side of the stream/waterfall.  To have the best view of the falls c...
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