Sandstone Falls Overlook

Looking down onto the river and a waterfall through bright green trees.
The view from the Sandstone Falls Overlook

NPS/Dave Bieri

Quick Facts

Scenic View/Photo Spot

Labeled (1) on the Sandstone Brooks Area Trails map


0.1 mi/0.16 km (One-way)



Trail type

Hiking only

Trail Description

See all of Sandstone Falls at this scenic overlook, 600 feet above the river!
This short, gravel walkway descends briefly from the parking lot to the viewpoint. The total distance is only 1/10 mile.

To reach overlook

From I-64, take exit 139, WV 20 South. Follow WV 20 for 3 miles to reach the overlook on the right.

The overlook can also be reached from the south by traveliing 8.5 miles north on WV 20 from Hinton. 

New River Gorge National Park & Preserve

Last updated: May 3, 2022