Meet The Two Newest Additions to the West Virginia Waterfall Trail

Two new falls have been added to the beloved West Virginia Waterfall Trail, making a total of 40 stellar stops part of this exciting, state-wide exploration. Both of the falls are located within the newly opened Piney Creek Preserve and Recreational area nestled within Raleigh County.

Little Whitestick Falls & Cranberry Creek Cascades

Uniquely located minutes away from downtown Beckley and the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, these hidden gems are worth a visit for all waterfall enthusiasts. To access the falls, take Stanaford Mine Road in Beckley and drive a quarter-mile to enter Piney Creek Preserve (there is a pull-off nearby). Wildwood Trailhead and Waterfall Hollow Trail are on the right. Take the stone steps at the Wildwood Trailhead and follow the Waterfall Hollow Trail for about 100 yards. The trail was formerly a coal mine bench which makes for a mostly flat walk. As the trail forks, this reveals Little Whitestick Falls at the confluence of Little Whitestick Creek to your left. While you’re here, you can also explore the peaceful Cranberry Creek Cascades just to the right.

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Checking into the Waterfall Trail is a simple process made possible by Bandwango, a travel technology platform that makes checking in at each location quick and easy. To get started visit and register to have the West Virginia Waterfall Trail passport delivered straight to your smartphone. As you explore each of the 40 waterfalls featured on the trail, check in at each location and earn exclusive prizes along the way.

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This post was last updated on October 30, 2023