Tecumseh Falls


  • Location: Near Hacker Valley, WV (Webster County)
  • Elevation: 2,240 feet
  • Coordinates: 38.677497, -80.349992 / (38°40’39.0″N 80°20’60.0″W)
  • Waterway: Headwaters of Big Run
  • Height: Around 15 feet

Despite a dry day in September when I visited Tecumseh Falls, there was still enough of a flow to get a nice ribbon shot of water, as the overhang allows water to drop about 15 feet at Tecumseh Falls. This is a very enjoyable hike that lies flat along Big Run until Big Run begins to trickle out at its headwaters, which is when the Reverie Trail makes its incline up to Tecumseh Falls. You are able to walk right behind Tecumseh Falls in a bit of a cave, as that’s where the trail continues beyond Tecumseh – it’s a great spot for a quick lunch before setting sights on other waterfalls in the park.

Tecumseh Falls is located within Holly River State Park. Unlike most of the other waterfalls, for this one, you’ll want to hike about 1 1/2 miles up the Reverie Trail. This can be accessed by taking Park Road (WV-10) off of Route 20 near Hacker Valley. Once on Park Road, you’ll drive through Holly River State Park for about a half mile before seeing a big parking area on your right. Park there, and the Reverie Trail will be across the road. The trail is marked in yellow.

Tecumseh Falls Location

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