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West Virginia - Valley Falls

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sharon Jones!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 

If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Valley Falls Loop Trail
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.

Date: October 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Meeting Location: Meet at the Valley Falls Picnic area parking lot at 8:45 A.M. Hike will begin at 9:00 A.M. sharp.
Distance: 3.9 – 5.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 711 – 863 feet
AllTrails Track:

Water Required: 2 – 3 Liters

Dogs: Yes – must be on a leash
Permits / Passes: N/A

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: 720 Valley Falls Road, Fairmont, WV 26554

Track: We’ll meet at the picnic area parking lot. We will follow the Rhododendron Trail to the Rocky Trail to the Wild Turkey Trail, follow the park road for a bit, pick up the Red Cardinal Trail, and make our way back to the falls. We can picnic at the falls after the hike, weather permitting. 

Kids: Yes
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks, 2 - 3 L of water, and your 10 essentials.

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes!

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