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Falling Springs Waterfall

Route 220 North, Covington, VA
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Pretty, but distant view

While the falls is visible from the walkway along the road, the area next to the river and falls is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greenville, South Carolina
A must see when in the area

Whether your passing through or live in the area, you will want to visit The Falls. Natures beauty... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Covington, Virginia
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“rocky path” (3 reviews)
“steep climb” (2 reviews)
Route 220 North, Covington, VA

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the falls is visible from the walkway along the road, the area next to the river and falls is Posted and off limits (except for all the people who ignore the signs). It is quite dangerous to get into the river or climb near...More

1  Thank alicat067
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Whether your passing through or live in the area, you will want to visit The Falls. Natures beauty at its best.

Thank nwright823
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Beautiful waterfall. There's a nice roadside stop with picnic tables. Well worth the drive from Covington.

Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

You can get a lovely view from the overlook. There didn't appear to be a way to hike to it, but the overlook gives a nice view.

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A great place to stop to enjoy the beauty of nature, not a lot of parking but I never seen it overly crowded so you shouldn't have to worry. Seen it many time through the year with every season having its own beauty!

Thank 70sgirl
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Very pretty water fall. If traveling rt 220 between Covington ,VA and Hot Springs, VA ,it's worth taking a few minutes to stop and get a few pictures. Also check out the historical marker just across the road from the parking area at the falls....More

1  Thank T2440PSroberth
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice picnic spot. Great view. Waterfall is right beside Route 220 Beautiful in all 4 season. When frozen, it is amazing

Thank Rebecca J
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It was beautiful, but I was very disappointed as I had seen pictures of people at the bottom and top. My friend and I arrived and there were multiple signs about going down there and how you'd be fined. It's basically just an overlook.

1  Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This waterfall is tall and dramatic and photo-worthy. However, it is about 9-10 miles from the interstate, north on Route 220, so be prepared to spend some time driving up the mountain on banked and curvy roads. We are glad we took the detour--the overlook...More

2  Thank Momica P
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We would have driven right past this had it not been for reading the reviews on TA. These falls are right on the side of the highway and gorgeous. If you're not looking for it, you could miss the small parking lot. Take the short...More

3  Thank Rebecca L
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I've read that they added signs and you are not allowed to swim or hike down anymore?
9 December 2016|
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Response from wanderlustnwhimsy | Reviewed this property |
"Techincally" now no, But everyone from 3 to 65 can be seen swinging a leg over and climbing on down. I haven't seen it being enforced at all. I'd say proceed at your own discretion. 😉
Are there any outdoor hot spring/swimming holes near Falling Springs, Va?
8 June 2016|
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Response from dedhammainetraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Jefferson Pools, the BEST natural warm springs! In Warm Springs, VA, about 20 minutes north of the falls and 5 miles north of Hot Springs where the Homestead Resort is. At the NW corner of the intersection of 220 and... More