Blackwater Falls State Park - Hiking
Perfect for beginners and families, Blackwater Falls State Park has waterfalls, historical relics, and easy-to-hike trails.
Most of the trails are out-and-back or point-to-point, and less than 3 miles round-trip, except the Blackwater Canyon Trail, which is more than 10 miles.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The hiking trails at Blackwater vary in difficulty. Some are short and easy, while others are longer and more physically demanding.
Time To Complete
Most of the trails here are less than 3 miles round-trip and shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete. The one exception is Blackwater Canyon Trail, which is more than 10 miles.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
The park is a great place to hike between April and early November, but be careful if you plan on hitting the trails during the winter, unless you are cross-country skiing. Snow accumulation can exceed 2 feet by December.
On Leash Only
- Cross Country Skiing
- Flat Water Paddling
- Mountain Biking
- Skiing & Snowboarding
- Trail Running
- White Water Paddling