Twin Falls Resort Vacation Guide: What You Need to Know to Plan a Trip
With mountain views, gorgeous waterfalls and lush forests full of towering trees, delicate ferns and hardy rhododendron and mountain laurel, you won’t have any trouble getting lost in nature when you visit Twin Falls Resort State Park. A perfect place for family vacations, this park also has attractions and amenities you can enjoy on a weekend away with your loved ones. Here’s everything you need to know to plan a trip.
Scenic views and nature’s beauty are the main attraction at Twin Falls Resort, but this state park has activities and attractions everyone can enjoy. In the park, you can enjoy:
- 18-hole championship golf course
- Pioneer Farm
- Nature center with live animals, exhibits and interactive displays
- Nature programs, hikes, activities and crafts
- Mountain biking
Twin Falls Resort also hosts holiday activities, workshops, live music, historic reenactments, farm-to-table dinners, races, guided hikes and special nature and recreation programs throughout the year, so check in with the park office to find out what’s happening during your visit.
If you’re looking for thrills, check out the nearby Hatfield McCoy Trails. The Pinnacle Creek Trailhead is 15 miles from Twin Falls. Once you ride the trails near Twin Falls, you can extend your trip across southern West Virginia by riding additional trails at Chief Logan State Park and Cabwaylingo State Forest, home to an exciting new 80-mile ATV trail system.
Whether you want to hike short trails or explore all 25 miles of Twin Falls’ trails, there’s plenty of ground to cover during your visit. Here’s a few of our favorite:
- Cliffside Trail – Leads to two breathtaking overlooks and features beautiful rhododendron blooms along the way.
- Falls Trail – Provides access to Marsh Fork Falls and Black Fork Falls and incredible photo opportunities.
- Moonshiners Trail – Smooth tread and moderate grades that weave through the forest make this trail great for hiking or mountain biking.
- McGraw Trail – NICA approved trail appropriate for beginner to experienced mountain bikers.
Places to stay
After a day of outdoor adventure, retreat to your lodge room, cozy cabin or rustic campsite where you and your family can spend time together around a warm fire, sharing stories and making memories.
Stay at the park’s 47-room lodge and enjoy mountaintop views and resort amenities. There’s also a full-service restaurant where you and your family can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can even request boxed meals to take on your hike. Wireless internet is available in the lodge.
If you prefer the comforts of a cabin, Twin Falls Resort has 14 cabins nestled in the forest. All cabins come with household amenities, decks, wireless internet and fireplaces.
The park also has 50 campsites, 25 of which have electric. Campsites can accommodate campers up to 40 feet in length. Bathhouses, laundry machines and a camp store. Wireless internet is available at the campground contact center.
Visit the Pioneer Farm
Hike Falls Trail to see Marsh Fork Falls
Enjoy a meal at the Twin Falls Restaurant
Visit the Pioneer Farm
Hike Falls Trail to see Marsh Fork Falls and Black Fork Falls
Eat at the Twin Falls Restaurant
Stay in the lodge or rent a cabin or campsite
Enjoy a round of golf or join a guided hike
Visit the nature center
Get the most out of your trip to Twin Falls Resort with these pro-tips
- Explore Twin Falls Resort’s old growth forest, which features some of the oldest trees in the area.
- Visit in spring or early summer to enjoy the flower gardens in the lodge courtyard.
- Talk to the family at the Pioneer Farm if they’re outside to meet visitors.
- Bring your hiking gear (boots, pack, trekking poles) to make your time in the woods more comfortable.
- Watch the night sky at the park’s ball field. The Nature Center regularly hosts stargazing programs.
- For a great view of the two falls, come during the spring when the snow melt and spring showers increase the water flow.
- Attend a scheduled campfire with “Bugs” Stover, one of the best ghost storytellers and longtime park volunteer.