Beckley Mill Falls

  • Location: Near Beckley, WV (Raleigh County)
  • Elevation: 2,053 feet
  • Coordinates: 37.773072, -81.150970 / (37°46’23.1″N 81°09’03.5″W)
  • Waterway: Piney Creek
  • Height: Around 12 feet

The Beckley Mill waterfall is a gorgeous waterfall located in the southwestern section of the Piney Creek Trail System just outside of Beckley. Located on Piney Creek, the waterfall is located in an area where there is a picnic table to enjoy lunch outside!

Again, the waterfall is located within the Piney Creek Trail System. I’ve highlighted the area of interest in green in the latest map below provided by Andrew Steel of the National Park Service. The easiest way to access it in my opinion is arriving at the Paul Cline soccer complex in Beckley and parking in the parking lot there. From there, head over to the beginning of the Grey Flats Trail South (#7 in the map below). Hike this trail for about a third of a mile until you encounter the Rock Ridge Trail (#12), which will jut to the right. Take that trail and follow for another third of a mile or so until you encounter the Creek Crossing Trail (#3) again to your right. Follow that trail for about a tenth of a mile to the Mill Connector Trail (#9), follow for another tenth of a mile until you arrive at the Beckley Mill Trail (#2). Follow this trail all the way out for 0.4 miles. You’ll see the Mill Branch Trail to your left after this distance. However, don’t take that trail and continue downhill for another 0.1 miles and you’ll see the waterfall open right up to you – you’ll probably hear it beforehand.

It’s a gorgeous spot in the Beckley area to relax!

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