Upper Falls Run


  • Location: Near Davis, WV (Tucker County)
  • Elevation: 3,091 feet
  • Coordinates: 39.112020, -79.480637 / (39°06’43.3″N 79°28’50.3″W)
  • Waterway: Falls Run
  • Height: Around 10 feet

Upper Falls Run is a small waterfall located along Falls Run in Tucker County at Blackwater Falls State Park. Once again, I went to this waterfall on a low-flow day, but I plan on getting better photos soon! Despite the low flow, this section of Falls Run was still looking pretty solid. There is a lot of moss in the waterway in this section as it falls down toward the Blackwater River. Be cautioned as this is a steep hike off of the roadway!

To access Blackwater Falls, head to the town of Davis, WV in Tucker County. Once you make it to the town, turn onto Route 29 (Blackwater Falls Road) for 1.2 miles. Then turn left toward Blackwater Lodge Road. After a half mile, there will be a small pull-off for a view of Blackwater Falls from above (where the Gentle Trail is). Hike just down from this trail and you’ll hear Falls Run. Be careful, as it is very steep in this area. There are signs warning of the steep terrain. I took it very slow, and even with it dry out – it certainly was not an easy hike!

Upper Falls Run Location

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