Glade Creek Falls

Glade Creek has two trail heads.  The upper end is the short way to the Kate's Falls side trail. The lower trail head is accessed via Glade Creek Rd.  Get yourself to WV 41 out of Beckley.  You can get on WV 41 from US 19 (GPS approximate 37.793749, -81.172940) in Beckley.  It's also called Stanaford Rd.  Follow for 8.7 miles and turn right on Glade Creek Rd.  If you continue across the bridge over the New River, you went too far.  The road is just before the bridge.  Follow it to the end and park.  Get on the trail and have fun, it's a beautiful creek.  To get to the upper end to visit Kate's Falls, visit this page.  Photos by Rick Hartigan and Wangdu Gurung.

 

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Just before Glade Creek Rd. there is a bridge across the New River.  Cross and go a short way to see the Prince Railway station, which is a pretty cool architectural remnant which is still in operation.

Before you get to the end of the Glade Creek Rd., you will come to a small creek crossing.  This is the confluence of the Mill Creek and River Branch.  You will find some nice creek features here and there is also some old dwellings here.  You can also follow a short side road to river access for fishing.

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A special thanks to Wangdu Gurung for the use of his fine shot of Glade Creek.  Check out his page on Facebook.

More info on the Wikipedia page for Glade Creek.