Winter Hiking at Dolly Sods & Blackwater Falls — What We Did Last Weekend

2. Blackwater Falls

This 62-foot cascade is the great attraction of the park. You can find a couple of scenic views of Blackwater Falls.

From the east side, the 0.25-mile Gentle Trail provides a good upper perspective of the falls surrounded by trees.

From the west side (main access), a boardwalk winds down the canyon for 0.25 miles through a staircase-path leading to several viewing platforms. Here you are really close to the waterfall and you can catch prettier views.

Despite the cold we stayed there for 30 minutes admiring the amber-color water of the river, the rocks and the gravity spectacle.

Winter Hiking at Dolly Sods & Blackwater Falls — What We Did Last Weekend
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