Slide Show: 11 must-see waterfalls in West Virginia

Shays Run drops over upper Elakala Falls and into a mossy ravine, captured by Randall Sanger. 

Also within Blackwater Falls State Park, Shays Run plunges over three waterfalls, known as the Elakala Falls, in its decent to the Blackwater River. According to legend, a princess named Elakala threw herself over the edge of the first fall when her lover scorned her, and in another a girl-shy warrior named Elakala fell to his death while being pursued by two women. Here Sanger captures the upper falls.


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