White Rock Falls Circuit and Sherando Lake Recreation Area Hikes- Milepost 199

Vesuvius, Virginia 24483

White Rock Falls Circuit and Sherando Lake Recreation Area Hikes- Milepost 199

White Rock Falls Circuit and Sherando Lake Recreation Area Hikes- Milepost 19.9 Professional Review and Guide

"This strenuous but worthwhile circuit adjacent to the Parkway can be expanded to
start at Sherando Lake Recreation Area, a recommended national forest campground
convenient to the first section of the high road. The campground itself has a few nice,
easy hikes."

White Rock Falls Circuit and Sherando Lake Recreation Area Hikes- Milepost 19.9 Reviews

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9/14/2006
Went during a dry spell so the waterfall was a trickle. The wading pool at the bottom was almost empty. Cascaded the falls and climbed to the upper pool. Waste high and very cold, but definately needed cooling off. Only ones there so it was nice. Ate lunch overlooking Sherando lake at the place where all the rocks are at the side of mountain. I know I'm very technical. Went on to find the furnace. Sign was knocked down; should have gone to left, but went to right. Ended up being a very long walk back. Never did make it to the furnace; saw sign knocked down on the way back. Anyone been to the furnace? Just curious on what it is. Trish
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7/2/2004
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Trail Information

Vesuvius
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1-9.5 miles
Distance
860 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Access
Varies by option chosen
Duration
The campground is open for full service from April 1 to October 31
Season & Limits
Swimming
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
The Blue Ridge Parkway 199 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803-8686 (828) 271-4779 (828) 298-0398
Local Contacts
USGS Big Levels; USFS Saint Mary’s Wilderness map (best)
Local Maps