Lower Honey Branch Falls


  • Location: Near Beckwith, WV (Fayette County)
  • Elevation: 949 feet
  • Coordinates: 38.134178, -81.148864 / (38°08’03.0″N 81°08’55.9″W)
  • Waterway: Honey Branch
  • Height: Around 8 feet

Below the upper and middle branch falls of Honey Branch lies Lower Honey Branch Falls. If you made it to Middle Honey Branch Falls, you might as well head to this one below it, as it is not much lower than the aforementioned one. This waterfall lies under the overpass on Route 16 near Beckwith. A regular member on the West Virginia Waterfalls Facebook page says that there is a fourth waterfall where Honey Branch empties into the New River but is only accessible by boat/kayak. I can definitely agree that it is extremely steep continuing down this hillside, but I do plan on investigating this in the future. This is yet another handsome waterfall along Honey Branch, and it still had good flow on a fairly dry day. It has a very photogenic staircase appearance!

The waterfall is located about 0.4 miles south of the Route 60/Route 16 intersection along Route 16 in Fayette County near Beckwith. There is not any parking here, so what I usually do is park just a bit farther south and then walk my way up. This is a busy highway, so please be wary of traffic, as folks do drive fast through here. Once you walk north and see the overpass, you will see a trail to your right. At this point, you should be able to faintly here and see Upper Honey Branch Falls. It’s not hard to navigate up close to it, but there are some slick rock in places. From there, to see Lower Honey Branch Falls, you will drop down below this waterfall – there’s no path here, so you’ll carve your own easiest path down about 110 feet vertically. It’s not easy but worth it! Take a rest at Middle Honey Branch before proceeding to Lower Honey Branch – once you’re at Middle Honey Branch, you are almost there!

Lower Honey Branch Falls Location

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