Hike to Lindy Point in Blackwater Falls State Park

West Virginia Lindy Point Parking Lot

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The short hike to Lindy Point takes you to the most scenic overlook in Blackwater Falls State Park.

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 ski center one mile away.  The sign marking the trailhead is easy to miss; if you see the road sign advising of a rough road ahead, you're at the right spot - park here!

The trail itself is easy to follow, but there are red trailblazes to guide you, which is especially helpful if you are cross country skiing in the winter.  After a relatively flat 0.4 miles, you will reach the overlook with a wooden platform.  Although the views to the west are the main attraction, be sure to turn around and look to the east as well!

Blackwater Falls State Park offers beautiful scenery as well as many amenities.  View the park map or visit their website for more information.  You can also pick up a map at the Trading Post.  Admission to the park is free.  

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4 months ago

One of the Best Views in West Virginia

Lindy Point in m opinion has one of the best views in West Virginia. it is very easy to get to and the trail is short and fairly flat. This is a great location to watch the sunset.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Great View, Who Knew?

What a Surprise!?! Easy hike with a great view without the crowds.

4 months ago

Added by Sarah Giek

Teacher by day. Explorer by weekend.

Activities:

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

0.8 Miles

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Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic

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