The trail is an old rail road bed making it a nice easy walk on 98% of the trail. The 1st mile or two is skirted by private land but the trail is eventualy all National Forrest land. The last portion of the trail to reach High Falls is about 1.5 miles of walking a live rail raod track so be aware of the trains running 2 or 3 times a day. I beleive the Boy Scouts camp at the shelter by the falls a few times a year and most trains stop at High Falls shelter as they pass thru so the tourists can walk down and have a look at the falls. At times the trail in is not well maintained and may be grown up somewhat. Bug repellent in the summer and waterproof boots in wet weather are a must. The rail trail is washed out at one point on the trail but is passable on the uphill side of the wash. There you'll see a clear water mountain pond that is very pretty. There are several other ponds and streams that make for great veiws or pictures too. Once on Shavers Fork the trout fishing is good when the DNR has been stocking the stream, not many fisherman go this far in so there is no fishing pressure around the falls. Tis trail is part of the "West Fork of the Greenbrier" and is the least traveled portion since the tunnell at Glady was closed due to safety reasons. The trail head of this portion of the trail is not marked but if you use the link I provided it is easily found. We parked at the trail head for three days and no one bothered the Jeep. You may run into turkey, bear or deer on the trail or those hunting such if season is in.
Glady to High Falls on Shavers Fork is a 5 mile out and back trail located in the state of West Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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