Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia  by Andy Thompson

Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia Guide Book

by Andy Thompson (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia  by Andy Thompson
One of the great things about Virginia is their variety. Many have commonalities, but no two are alike. Shenandoah National Park has the greatest concentration of falls in the state. Many are close together, but they are all unique and will affect you in a different way.

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Trails from the "Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 48.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 48.

Seek this one out if you're driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Like all Blue Ridge Parkway area trails, this one was well marked. Just before the one-mile mark, you cross a wooden bridge, ...
Roanoke, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
This is generally agreed to be Virginia's second-highest waterfall after Crabtree Falls, farther north along the Blue Ridge Parkway. And while Crabtree as a whole is certainly longer, it's possible Be ...
Roanoke, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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This is an easy, beautiful hike in a state-owned Natural Area Preserve protected for it's singular geologic formation and many rare plant species.
Richmond, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
While Big Rock is a more powerful rapid than an impressive waterfall, any chance to go to Damascus and hike Virginia Creeper Trail in the shadow of Mount Rogers is one you should take.
Rapidan, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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One of two "Big Rock Falls' entries in this book, this one is a modest slide but a worthy hike in Shenandoah National Park.
Luray, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
This great hike in Douthat State Park should definitely be coupled with nearby Stony Run Falls, either as a separate hike or a loop. About the name: no one at the state park that I talked to knew wher ...
Millboro, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
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This is a short hike and an easy falls to bag if you're in the Mount Rogers area checking out the falls in Grayson Highlands State Park.
Martinsville, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.8
Crabtree Falls may or may not be the highest falls east of the Mississippi, but it's definitely the most famous waterfall in Virginia. Here's a place where hikers' hype is well earned.
Roanoke, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
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You wouldn't expect Cypress Falls to be where it is, sitting in the South River Valley. And in summer, when the trees are fully leafed out, you could easily miss
Charlottesville, VA - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 0.1
The most popular waterfall hike in Shenandoah National Park isn't terribly long, but it is steep and can be a surprising lung buster. You'll never have this hike, or the falls, to yourself, but it's ...
Luray, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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One of the most historic waterfalls in the state- Thomas Jefferson wrote about it in his Notes on the State of Virginia-this one is also a geologic oddity.
Roanoke, VA - Hiking,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 0.1
This falls is modest, but the hike isn't terribly long, and there's a nice mountain view along the way. A great Blue Ridge Parkway leg-stretcher.
Roanoke, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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This fall has multiple cascades over a series of ledges with a large swimming hole at the bottom. Plan a picnic, swim, sit on the rocks. Definitely spend some time here. This one is a southwest Virgin ...
Martinsville, VA - Hiking,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 0.1
This falls would be worth the drive if it were in the mountains. In the middle of the Piedmont, not even on the Fall Line, it's a geological oddity begging to be explored, especially in the summer wh ...
Victoria, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.4
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Any time you've got a creek falling directly into a river, you're sure to have a winner. That's the case here, it's worth braving the camping hordes to see.
Verona, VA - Hiking,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 0.1
The falls over the dam at Richmond's Forest Hill Park Lake can vary from a trickle to a torrent, depending on recent rainfall. When it's the latter, the thundering water is audible throughout the 100- ...
Richmond, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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It's a good thing Cedar Run cuts through such a gorgeous mountain valley with four beautiful waterfalls in it.
Luray, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
More a slide than a true falls, there is a nice swimming hole at the bottom.
Martinsville, VA - Hiking,Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 0.1
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At Great Falls the Potomac River, a big, powerful river that carries a lot of water, has the steepest drop through the "Fall Line" of any eastern river.
Winchester, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.3
What's better than a waterfall hike? A waterfall-and-cave hike. Hazel Falls pours over and around a neat cave that's quite wide and deep.
Luray, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
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