Last updated: September 15, 2023
New River Gorge Waterfall Tour Stop 2:
Near the town of Gauley Bridge, Cane Creek drops 60 feet over a rocky ledge of shale and sandstone to form one of the highest waterfalls in West Virginia. Cathedral Falls is easily accessed and viewed from the road. A paved path to a bridge offers good views of the falls. A short dirt trail leads to a closer look. The short trail is not accessible and may be slippery. Use caution when walking closer to the base of the falls.
Cathedral Falls is located outside the park near the town of Gauley Bridge.
If Following Waterfall Tour from Kanawha Falls: Continue west on Highway 60 through the town of Gauley Bridge towards Ansted. In 2.7 miles there will be a small parking lot on the left marked for Cathedral Falls. Follow the short trail from the parking lot to reach a closer view of the falls.
From Canyon Rim Visitor Center: Take US-19 north. Exit to follow Highway 60 west through Ansted towards the town of Gauley Bridge. In 14.3 miles, there will be a small parking lot on the right marked for Cathedral Falls. Follow the short trail from the parking lot to reach a closer view of the falls.