Mill Creek Falls


  • Location: Near Ansted, WV (Fayette County)
  • Elevation: 1,038 feet
  • Coordinates: 38.12495, -81.107636 / (38°07’29.8″N 81°06’27.5″W)
  • Waterway: Mill Creek
  • Height: Around 25 feet

Mill Creek Falls is one of my favorite falls in the state! It’s not very hard to access, and flows pretty well even under dry conditions. I’ve been here multiple times in multiple seasons, and it seems like it looks a little different during different times of the year! There are also really nice rapids and other waterfalls in the area that make it a very worthwhile trip!

To access Mill Creek Road, drive on Route 60 to the town of Ansted in Fayette County. When you’re in town, locate a Rite Aid (likely a Walgreens now) and drive into the parking lot. You’ll notice that the parking lot connects to a little road. Take that road, which will lead you to Rich Creek Road. You’ll very briefly be on this road before making a sharp left onto Route 60/2, which is Hawks Nest Road. Take that road, which will put you under Route 60, and it’ll take you to a parking area. At this point, you can either continue driving down Route 60/2 directly to the falls, or you can hike the Ansted Rail Trail. I recommend the Rail Trail, as there are several waterfalls along it! If you hit up the Rail Trail, take your time and enjoy all of the nice creek rapids and falls!

Mill Creek Falls Location

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