Leatherwood Creek & Bergoo Falls

(38.477700, -80.300316)

This fall is not on Elk River, even though GPS would indicate so, but empties into it. I am unable to determine if there is a name to the creek it is on or if it is just a wet weather runoff spot, but it was pretty nice. It might be called Blazed Fork. Unfortunately, it was snowing very hard when I was there and this picture does not do justice.

There are significant falls up Leatherwood Creek's left fork. Continue up road from this location to see them.

From Webster Springs, drive 4.1 miles to a quick right veer onto CR 26 (Bergoo Rd.). Follow Bergoo Rd. for 6.1 miles and turn right on Pub Rd. 26/4 and drive up along Elk River. At 3.1 miles both branches of the Letherwood Creek join into the Elk River. Follow the road up the left fork for another 1.5 miles. That's about all you are going to see from the road. Both right and left forks origin in the Monongahela National Forest. I heard there is a trail up the right fork, but it is very hard and rocky.

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I'll be hiking Leatherwood this year so may have some new shots soon.Here's a shot from a Facebook friend who lives in Bergoo.  With her permission, I use this photo of Leatherwood Falls in my book.

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