Waterfalls of the Appalachian Plateau Region

Abingdon, Virginia 24211

Waterfalls of the Appalachian Plateau Region

Waterfalls of the Appalachian Plateau Region Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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Trail Information

Abingdon
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Varies by waterfall (5 total)
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Clinch Mountain Wildlife Area, Jefferson National Forest
Local Contacts
DeLorme Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer; USGS Saltville, Lebanon, Carbo, Dungannon
Local Maps