Photograph Cathedral Falls

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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. 

Pack List

  • Camera 
  • Tripod
  • Neutral density filter 
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Added by Elyse Clark

Explorer. Hiker. Photographer.

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