Laurel Creek Falls (Beckwith #2)


  • Location: Near Beckwith, WV (Fayette County)
  • Elevation: 1,075 feet
  • Coordinates: 38.105931, -81.148353 / (38°06’21.4″N 81°08’54.1″W)
  • Waterway: Laurel Creek
  • Height: Around 20 feet

The ‘other’ Laurel Creek Falls in West Virginia definitely gets more publicity than this waterfall, but I have always loved this waterfall, as it is one of the first that I explored. There are many beautiful waterfalls along Laurel Creek, but this one is my favorite. Even during periods of dry weather, it flows very nicely, and during adequate water levels, there are multiple streams of water spilling over the rocks. Take your time and enjoy this beautiful gem!

Laurel Creek Falls is a roadside waterfall off of Route 16 in Fayette County. You can scramble down to creek level for a different perspective, but keep in mind that the drop off the roadway is steep and very rocky. Also, there is a lot of busy traffic on this roadway. There’s a pull-off spot fit for a couple of cars on the right side of Route 16 heading toward Fayetteville (south). I usually just park here and hit all of the Route 16 falls at once from there. This waterfall is about 2.6 miles south of the US-60/WV-16 intersection along WV-16. Once you cross the Cotton Hill access area and bridge, start watching for the pull-off on the right, as it’s about a mile away. There are a lot of great waterfalls to check out in this area!

Laurel Creek Falls Location

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