A little bit of everything. Roots, rocks, steep climbs, fast downhills, swooping singletrack and roller coaster raving crossings. Across the bridge over railroad tracks near the parking area lie the picturesque falls which give the park its name.
Start at back of gravel parking lot and head out the old road, aka Rhododendron Trail
. Eventually, the trail turns to the right after about a mile and then parallels Glady Creek. Rhododendron then terminates at the intersection with Dogwood Connector Trail
At the top of Rhododendron Trail
, turn left onto Scott's Loop
and follow this mostly flat trail back to where you started. Turn left on the Dogwood Connector Trail
and then left again on Wild Turkey Trail
to climb to the very top of the park.
Nowhere to go but down now. Follow Wild Turkey Trail
down to Red Fox Trail
. After descending Red Fox Trail
's steep switchbacks, turn right onto Deer Trail
Head through several ravines and across one bridge on Deer Trail
. Just after the second wooden bridge on Deer Trail
turn left up the S-turn climb to enter the trail. The trail is somewhat technical with plenty of rocks, log piles, ravine crossings and a "West Virginia climbing turn." The trail mostly parallels the gravel section of Deer Trail
and terminates at the end of Deer Trail
just before the main road.
Turn right on Valley Falls Road and climb back up to Dogwood Trail
. Descend Dogwood
to the Dogwood Connector Trail
and eventually Rocky Trail - East
. This fast, rocky downhill run will bring you back to the parking area and conclude this ride.
Once the site of several iterations of mills the area was devastated by flooding and a fire and never recovered. Old building foundations can still be spotted along some of the trails.