Random (but not really)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Hiking WV: High Falls of Cheat

For years now we’ve been meaning to hike to the High Falls of Cheat, but never managed to get there. So we decided to check another trail off our list last week.

High Falls of Cheat Trail
Distance: 7.6 miles (out and back)
Elevation: 2927-3701 feet (1469′ gain) ~10% grade on the mountain

See that ridge-line in the distance? That’s we we’re going up and over.

2021-04-03_Upper_Falls_Cheat_016

It was a bit chilly when we set out.

2021-04-03_Upper_Falls_Cheat_013

And even cooler along the ridge-line.

2021-04-03_Upper_Falls_Cheat_018

Down the other side of the mountain, and after a 2/3rds mile walk down the railroad tracks (which kinda sucked, to be honest), we came to the falls.

2021-04-03_Upper_Falls_Cheat_036

Shavers Fork River

2021-04-03_Upper_Falls_Cheat_057

Here’s the the graph of the elevation.

High Falls of Cheat Elevation

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress

books main pictures cats e-mail