Shays Run #2


  • Location: Near Davis, WV (Tucker County)
  • Elevation: 3,086 feet
  • Coordinates: 39.1074, -79.499337 / (39° 6′ 26.64” N, 79° 29′ 57.6132” W)
  • Waterway: Shays Run
  • Height: 15 to 20 feet

Although Elakala Falls might be a little more picturesque, Shays Run #2 is probably my favorite waterfall on the Shays Run. It is not quite as tall as the upper fall, but it is more narrow with more flow. And the beautiful amber color of the water really pops out against this waterfall. This is truly another Tucker County gem!

There are multiple ways to get to the town of Davis, WV in Tucker County. Once you make it to the town, turn onto Route 29 (Blackwater Falls Road) for 2.6 miles. Then turn left onto Route 29/1 (Blackwater Lodge Road) for 1.5 miles. During this trek, the road will turn left slightly and become Park Forest Road 803. You can park at the lodge, and the trail will be on your left to get started. Once past Elakala Falls, there is a small trail that will take you down to this waterfall. Be careful, as it is narrow.

Shays Run #2 Location

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