Comers Creek Falls

Roanoke, Virginia 24048

Comers Creek Falls

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."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press)
Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro
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"Comers Creek Falls is well visited due to its great location astride the Appalachian Trail. Virginia has the most Appalachian Trail miles of any state—540, give or take. Comers Creek Falls is in southwest Virginia, lying within the confines of Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. The Comers Creek Falls Trail leaves the Smyth–Grayson County line and drops down into the steep valley of Comers Creek past the Iron Mountain Trail (the recreation area’s other long-distance hiking trail, in addition to the AT) to intersect the Appalachian Trail. To access the actual falls, hikers must continue on the AT for 0.2 mile." Read more
Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia (Falcon Guides)
Andy Thompson
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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." Read more

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Trail Information

Roanoke
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Views, Waterfalls
Features

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Dec 2018