South River Falls

Newtown, Virginia

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The valley of upper South River is quite scenic, with its rich wildflower habitat, northern hardwoods, and two impressive spots to view South River Falls dropping 83 feet over a rock face. Go farther and enjoy the setting from the base of the falls. You will have to fight the earth’s tug on your climb out of the South River watershed, back to the former mountaintop pastureland, but the falls are worth the scramble.
Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains

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

by Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro (Menasha Ridge Press)

The valley of upper South River is quite scenic, with its rich wildflower habitat, northern hardwoods, and two impressive spots to view South River Falls dropping 83 feet over a rock face.

Go farther and enjoy the setting from the base of the falls. You will have to fight the earth’s tug on your climb out of the South River watershed, back to the former mountaintop pastureland, but the falls are worth the scramble.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Newtown
Distance: 4.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Rapidan Wildlife Management Area
Driving Directions: Directions to South River Falls

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