I randomly choose waterfalls to post about, and when I first stumbled upon Goldmine Brook Falls, I couldn’t really remember this waterfall. As I looked at the map, though, a few things started coming back to me, and I remember how much I liked this waterfall.
I should first start by saying I had visited a number of other waterfalls in the region, and had been somewhat disappointed. Bash Bish Falls, one of the more popular waterfalls, was just that…very popular and crowded. Many of the waterfalls didn’t have much water flowing in August. Goldmine Brook Falls probably doesn’t have much water flowing even at its peak, but it was much more than some of the other falls.
I also remember that it is pretty easy to visit. (Thanks to a reader for pointing out that my memory is a little bit off!) It is not that far from the road, being about 0.1 miles from the parking area. There’s a pull-off on US-20, you get out, walk up a small dirt path next to the creek, and arrive at the falls. Goldmine Brook Falls is really a small gem, and even though it’s only about 15-20′ tall, it’s easy to view. Sanderson Brook Falls is very close by, though it requires a longer hike to view the falls.
- Once you find the two towns Goldmine Brook is between, it’s easy to find the falls. The two towns are rather small, though. The falls are found just off of US-20, northwest of Huntington and southeast of Chester.
- If you’re headed northwest from Huntington the falls will be on your left, but the parking area will be on your right, and will be before you see the creek. From Chester, they will be on your right, but the parking area will be on your left after you pass the falls. You’ll have to safely cross the road (either way) to see the falls. It is easier to recognize you’ve passed the creek if you’re headed southeast.
- After crossing the road, follow the small trail that is next to the creek about 0.1 miles to the falls.
Accessibility: 8/10 (easy/moderate)
Distance of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip
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