The Gauley River is one of the natural jewels of the Central Appalachians, and its tributaries are just as spectacular. Mason Branch is a popular river access point with several small waterfalls to view on the way down to a large parking area. The road down to the river is an easy, wide gravel road suitable for any vehicle. Once at the parking area, Panther Creek Falls is located just a short hike to the north, along with a grotto fall nicknamed "Jannie Hole" just a bit farther up the foot trail. Bring your camera and bathing suit and enjoy a magical picnic lunch in the Gauley River National Recreation Area.
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