Marr Branch Falls


  • Location: Near Fayetteville, WV (Fayette County)
  • Elevation: 1,457 feet
  • Coordinates: 38.074925, -81.09253 / (38° 4′ 29.73” N, 81° 5′ 33.108” W)
  • Waterway: Marr Branch
  • Height: Around 35 feet

I don’t have the best photo of Marr Branch Falls, as I was running short on daylight when I was last here, but it is a beautiful and large waterfall located on Marr Branch along Fayette Station Road near Fayetteville. Accessing this waterfall on foot is a bit tricky, as it’s a steep drop off the highway, but it is doable. I do plan on being back at this location to explore this waterfall and others that are on Marr Branch soon.

To access Marr Branch Falls, head off of US-19 at the first exit past the New River Gorge heading north. It is the same exit as the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, and is road 85/9. Follow this road past the visitor center. You should start heading downhill shortly. This road turns into Fayette Station Road, which is a one-way in most portions of the roadway. You will drive on this road for about 4 miles, and during this, you will cross under the gorge bridge, cross a set of railroad tracks, and even cross under the gorge on an old bridge. You will keep driving once across the river. Eventually, after a couple miles from crossing the bridge, you will see Marr Branch appear on your right. It’s not hard to see. Upper Marr Branch Falls is pretty easy to access, but Marr Branch will require a little more work down. Be careful! If you get back to the two-way road and to Monkey’s Uncle Bar and Grill, you’ve gone a smidge too far. I actually parked in this area, but there are other falls farther downstream you may want to explore. I do plan on being back here for a more thorough exploration soon.

Marr Branch Falls Location

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