Meet Molly Wolff: the owner of Molly Wolff Photography, co-owner of New River Climbing School, and mom of two. Molly has spent a significant amount of time exploring the Gorge while raising her children to love the outdoors and finding joy through her work, of which shooting assets of the Gorge — surfers, rafters, climbers, landscapes, etc. — is a main focus.
Here are Molly’s top photo spots for some of the best views in the area:
This overlook is a little off the beaten path, but here in the Gorge, all the best spots are. Go here during the golden hour for some great sunset shots or talk to one of the local climbing outfitters about having someone rig it to get a snap of you rappelling.
This trail was voted the best hike in a National Park by USA Today in 2015, and it’s easy to see why. Endless Wall features sweeping panoramic views of the Gorge, including the beautiful forests, creeks and water below. Molly says she always takes new visitors here.
Babcock State Park
Another gorgeous spot is this scenic trail that features a roaring creek with several cascading waterfalls and a couple swimming holes.
And, chances are, you’ve seen a photo of the grist mill at Babcock State Park — it’s one of the most photographed places in the state, after all! Grab a shot of this classic West Virginia icon before hiking a more challenging trail.
This trail rewards you with one of the most iconic views in West Virginia: the New River Gorge Bridge. Hike the winding trail through hardwood forest and rhododendron tunnels to a rocky outcrop for one of the best sights in the Gorge.