Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains  by Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains Guide Book

by Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro (Menasha Ridge Press)
Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains  by Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro
Waterfalls are magical places - places of solitude, of serenity, of subtle power. Surrounding these swirling drops you'll find lush summer oaks, resplendent autumn colors, shiny winter icicles, and abundant spring wildflowers. The thoroughly revised third edition of Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge shows you where to find these enchanting jewels. From the Smokies to Shenandoah National Park, follow the authors as they guide you to nearly 100 of the best waterfalls in the Blue Ridge. Some are a stone's throw from the road; others hide in the backcountry. Directions, hike distance and difficulty, and a brief history of the area accompanies each description. So get out of your chair and into the woods. And don't forget your camera; you'll want to capture the elusive beauty found at Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge.

© 2014 Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, and Marilou Wier Bordonaro/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains" Guide Book
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On the Blue Ridge Parkway stretch of the drive to Apple Orchard Falls, you will travel from the lowest point on the entire Parkway to the highest point on the Parkway in Virginia. The James River (ele ...
Natural Bridge, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.5
This is perhaps the least-visited, trail-accessible waterfall in all of Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy the seclusion. Start on Skyline Drive, descending to North Fork Moormans River. Cruise along the ...
Grottoes, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
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Big Laurel Falls is a highlight of the greater Standing Indian Area and Southern Nantahala Wilderness Area. A high-quality campground makes for a great base to explore a well-marked and well-maintaine ...
Highlands, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
Previously, hikers heading to this falls found their way on old logging roads and skirted—ahem, perhaps even crossed—private property to reach this Nantahala National Forest aquatic gem. But the U.S. ...
Cashiers, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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When hikers mention the Boone Fork Loop, 25-foot Boone Fork Falls rarely receives deserving accolades. Even though it is a pretty cascade, the falls are upstaged by a creek with the celebrated Boone n ...
Blowing Rock, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
Bridal Veil Falls, the first waterfall on the Little River within DuPont State Forest, requires a longer hike than Hooker, Triple, and High Falls, but it is worth the trip. From the Fawn Lake Access A ...
Cedar Mountain, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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This waterfall, visible from the road, makes its splash where the headwaters of the West Fork Pigeon River and Bubbling Springs Branch meet. The cataract, located at 4,800 feet, exudes high country sp ...
Brevard, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.2
Cascade Falls is the centerpiece of a nicely developed Jefferson National Forest day-use area near the town of Pembroke. It is a short drive from the town to the recreation site, with its patrolled pa ...
Pembroke, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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“Water . . . like liquid lace from overhead . . . dashes past to swirl and slide downward in an abandon of spray and foam ripples.” The quote is from a plaque near the top of the Cascades, and it is a ...
Roaring Gap, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
Access to Catawba Falls has been an issue for a long time, but now it has been resolved, and this time for good. Owned by the Pisgah National Forest since 1989, the falls could not be legally accessed ...
Old Fort, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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This hike leads you into rugged upper Cedar Run Canyon. The trail down to the main falls is steep. However, aquatic rewards are many along the way—you pass innumerable cascades spilling down the narro ...
Shenandoah National Park, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
This Great Smoky Mountains National Park waterfall hike leads from Smokemont Campground, open year-round. The trek travels along Bradley Fork, former home to pioneers eking out a living on streamside ...
Cherokee, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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The New River Trail, a railroad grade–turned–trail, leads you to this wide cascade. New River Trail State Park is Virginia’s longest park, extending more than 57 miles along a former rail bed. The rai ...
Fries, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
Comers Creek Falls is well visited due to its great location astride the Appalachian Trail. Virginia has the most Appalachian Trail miles of any state—540, give or take. Comers Creek Falls is in south ...
Troutdale, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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Connestee Falls is often referred to as a double, or twin, falls. Actually, it is a three-tiered falls joined at its base by Batson Creek Falls, a separate cataract that enhances the appeal of a visit ...
Brevard, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.1
Courthouse Falls is also called Coon Dog Falls. While on the hunt, a hound was swept away by the current and inadvertently took the plunge. Shockingly, this cataract was successfully descended by dare ...
Rosman, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
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Cove Creek Falls lies within the waterfall-rich upper Davidson River Valley. A visit to the falls is a must for campers staying at Cove Creek Group Camp, located in the flats below the falls. Draining ...
Canton, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
Crabtree Falls is on Crabtree Creek, accessed by Crabtree Falls Trail, in Crabtree Meadows. There’s no mystery behind the origin of its name: Flowering crab trees were once plentiful, growing wild in ...
Grassy Creek, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
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Crabtree Falls might be the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi, depending on how you qualify a waterfall, but Crabtree Falls is doubtless the highest waterfall in Virginia. Crabtree Falls is ...
Vesuvius, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
This loop hike is the best way to bag both Dark Hollow Falls and Rose River Falls. Most visitors reach Dark Hollow Falls via Skyline Drive. You will begin your trek on Rose River Fire Road, and gently ...
Luray, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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