Kates Falls Trail

View of Kate\'s Falls cascading over cliff
Kates Falls

NPS/John Chapman

Quick Facts

Labeled (2) on the Glade Creek Trails map


0.2 miles/0.32 km (One-way)



Trail type

Hiking only

Trail Description

This is a very short 0.2 mile, steep spur trail leading from the Glade Creek Trail to Kates Falls.


There is currently a partial trail washout on the Glade Creek Trail near the start of the Kates Falls Trail that can be impassible at high water times. Use caution. 

To reach trail

The Kates Falls Trail is accessed off the Glade Creek Trail, 4.6 miles upstream from Glade Creek Campground or 1.09 miles downstream from the Upper Glade Creek Trailhead (the upper trailhead involves driving down a dirt road where high clearance four wheel drive is recommended).

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

Last updated: May 3, 2022