Waterfalls of the Appalachian Plateau Region

Abingdon, Virginia

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The great Appalachian Plateau physiographic province stretches from West Virginia to Alabama, with only its edge extending into extreme southwestern Virginia. That’s an important edge, though, especially if you’re the owner of an electric plant or a resident trying to make a living. This is coal country, and most of this portion of Virginia depends heavily on the black rock. A trip through the region produces more sightings of coal trains, heavy trucks, and sooty roads than of scenic views and waterfalls. As a result, this part of the state is often overlooked as a vacation destination. That’s a shame because there is much to see here, including some impressive waterfalls. Note that the boundaries used for this book—I-81 to the east and I-77 to the northeast—technically extend outside the Plateau into the Valley & Ridge physiographic provinces. This eTrail covers 5 waterfalls in this region including Big Falls of Tumbling Creek, Upper waterfall on Tumbling Creek, Big Falls, Tank Hollow Falls, and The Falls of Little Stony.
Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia: A Hiking & Photography Guide

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Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia: A Hiking & Photography Guide

by Kevin Adams (Menasha Ridge Press)

The great Appalachian Plateau physiographic province stretches from West Virginia to Alabama, with only its edge extending into extreme southwestern Virginia. That’s an important edge, though, especially if you’re the owner of an electric plant or a resident trying to make a living. This is coal country, and most of this portion of Virginia depends heavily on the black rock. A trip through the region produces more sightings of coal trains, heavy trucks, and sooty roads than of scenic views and waterfalls.

As a result, this part of the state is often overlooked as a vacation destination. That’s a shame because there is much to see here, including some impressive waterfalls. Note that the boundaries used for this book—I-81 to the east and I-77 to the northeast—technically extend outside the Plateau into the Valley & Ridge physiographic provinces. This eTrail covers 5 waterfalls in this region including Big Falls of Tumbling Creek, Upper waterfall on Tumbling Creek, Big Falls, Tank Hollow Falls, and The Falls of Little Stony.

©  Kevin Adams/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Abingdon
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Varies by waterfall (5 total)
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Clinch Mountain Wildlife Area, Jefferson National Forest
Local Maps: DeLorme Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer; USGS Saltville, Lebanon, Carbo, Dungannon
Driving Directions: Directions to Waterfalls of the Appalachian Plateau Region

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Apr 2018