Teresa Falls


  • Location: Near Douglas, WV (Tucker County)
  • Elevation: 2,799 feet
  • Coordinates: 39.124458, -79.518853 / (39° 7′ 28.0488” N, 79° 31′ 7.8708” W)
  • Waterway: North Fork Blackwater River
  • Height: 4 to 8 feet

Teresa Falls is one of several beautiful waterfalls located on the North Fork of the Blackwater River. This waterfall is not that tall at just a few feet, but what always mesmerized me about this waterfall is how smooth the rock is that the water fall over. There used to be some pretty serious acid mine drainage that took place in this river basin, and I wonder if that has something to do with the smooth rock, or whether it is just the water that has done it over time. Anyway, as a result, Teresa Falls is actually my favorite waterfall in this basin. Definitely do not pass it up if you are in this area!

To get to Teresa Falls, head to the town of Thomas in Tucker County. Turn onto Douglas Road (Route 27) for 1 mile, and then take a slight left onto Rail Falls Road. The waterfall will be on your left in about 1.2 miles. Be cautioned, Rail Falls Road is rough! I ended up parking about where Albert Falls is located and then walking the rest of the way, as there were large ruts in the road when I was there.

Teresa Falls Location

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