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Photograph Cathedral Falls

Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

4.0/5
based on 3 reviews

Description

Added by Elyse Clark

This is a gorgeous 60+ foot roadside waterfall close to the New River Gorge. 

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 cross the stream (there are plenty of big rocks to do so).  Early morning is optimal for long exposure photography. 

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Features

Photography
Easy Parking
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall

Reviews

Was a little disappointed. Really wasn’t a bad hike, just expected the falls to be bigger

Awesome falls for photography. They're really dramatic if you get the angle right and the multiple levels or "stairs" can create a deep effect for a finished photo.

This waterfall is on of my favorites in West Virginia. The way it sets back into the hill makes it seem more dramatic. It is definitely worth a visit and very close to many other things to do along the midland trail.

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