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Arbuckle Creek has a number of nice waterfalls and can be travelled from either end. If you're just going for the walk, it doesn't matter, but if you just want to catch some falls or see the creek, follow these directions. There's a parking area at the end and you just walk down the Rend Trail and then come back up.

From US 19 at Oak Hill, exit East Main St. and follow Main St. East (CR 16) away from town (north). Across the street from and just past the BP station take a left on Minden Rd. (CR17) and follow 2 miles. Turn right into an open unpaved area and park at the trailhead for the Rend Trail. At my last visit in February 2017, the trail was posted closed at 1.27 miles in from the Minden side due to structural failure of one bridge. Please check the National Park Service website or contact by mail or phone.

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246

104 Main Street

Glen Jean, W.V. 45846 Phone: (304) 465-0508

You can also visit the new visitors center at the above address as well for more information on this area.

You can also pick up the Rend Trail on the other end from the designated parking on Thurmond Rd., along Dunloup Creek. It's pretty obvious and it's not far beyond Dunloup Falls. It will walk you all the way down to the river, then left down the river, and left up Arbuckle Creek. Probably best to have a car at both ends if you're going to hike the whole thing unless you don't care and want to walk both ways.

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