Laurel Creek Falls

Venturing along the winding WV Route 16 out of Fayetteville, West Virginia, one will discover the hidden gems of Laurel Creek. Nestled amidst the lush greenery, a series of roadside waterfalls can be accessed through a rugged journey of bushwacking and scrambling down rip-rap. Amongst these natural wonders are the majestic Upper Laurel Creek Falls, boasting a 20-foot cascade, and the serene Lower Laurel Creek Falls, featuring a 10-foot cascade.

Hocking Hills is one of my favorite go-to places in Ohio because of its landform dominated by caves, cliffs, rock shelters, and waterfalls. On my most recent trip, I turned my photographic focus to its diverse springtime wildflowers at Ash Cave, around the western shores of Rose Lake, along a tributary of East Fork of Queer Creek, and within the sheltered canyon at Conkles Hollow.