Lower Falls #4


  • Location: Near Hacker Valley, WV (Webster County)
  • Elevation: 1,805 feet
  • Coordinates: 38.635455, -80.327430 / (38°38’07.6″N 80°19’38.8″W)
  • Waterway: Left Fork of the Holly River
  • Height: 2 feet

This is a very small waterfall, but it’s a nice little drop with some very flat rocks both above and below the falls. Therefore, I didn’t get too close to this one, as the chances of falling on smooth rock with flowing water are pretty high. However, this waterfall is very charming and located along the Potato Knob Trail as you can continue hiking west back toward pavement.

Lower Falls #4 is located within Holly River State Park. I took Route 3 right at the entrance of Holly River State Park on the Hacker Valley side, and drove about 4.2 miles out Route 3. Keep in mind, this road does turn to gravel, although I drove in a low-clearance sedan and didn’t have any issues. Then, you’ll see a gravel road on the right side of the road that drops down that has signs for Shupe’s Chute and the Upper Falls, among other things. Take that gravel road for a couple hundred feet, and parking will be there. Park there, and head out on the trail! Lower Falls is along the Potato Knob Trail – it’ll be about a half mile walk from where you parked your vehicle, but it’s an easy and flat walk. It’s also very beautiful through here, as the forest is thick along the mountains that protrude over the Left Fork of the Holly River.

Lower Falls #4 Location

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