Comers Creek Falls Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This easy hike leads to Comers Creek Falls, where there is a nice swimming hole at the base of this small waterfall. In response to statements of opposition during a series of public meetings, and hundreds of letters of protest by Virginia residents and other A.T. supporters, the Virginia Department of Transportation in 1996 canceled plans to build a four-lane highway across the Trail. The road would have split the Mount Rogers National Recreation area in two and turned Comers Creek and Comers Creek Falls into a concrete culvert.
From the trailhead at Dickey Gap, follow the A.T. south. The Trail from the gap to the falls is along the side of Iron Mountain, which is actually more of a ridge than a mountain. At mile 1.2, cross Comers Creek at the base of the 10-foot falls. The return hike is back north to the trailhead at Dickey Gap."