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A great hike for everyone, but everyone is there

Decided to go for a hike at the falls on a Saturday and really enjoyed it. It's a scenic hike and... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Appomattox, Virginia
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Beautiful hike but it ain't easy

This is noted as a "moderate" hike by the Parks department, but I would classify it as harder than... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to go for a hike at the falls on a Saturday and really enjoyed it. It's a scenic hike and not terribly strenuous (many were even carrying their babies up). Took us about an hour to get to the top and just under that...More

Thank lpdutil
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is noted as a "moderate" hike by the Parks department, but I would classify it as harder than moderate for most of it. It is 1.7 (yes, I noted every marker...) up the side of the falls/hill. We are in good shape albeit used...More

Thank amm1227
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was our first hike of our Blue Ridge Road Trip. We brought lunch and started up. At first it's tough, a lot of stairs and incline. I think Alltrails said it was 1100 feet. I think that was exaggerated but it's still a decent...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed 9 August 2017

IMO tis is one of the best falls trails in VA. This is primarily a cascade type of waterfall with 5 (I think) and is listed as one of the tallest in VA. Again, IMO although it's primarily cascade type, I see some of the...More

1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This hike was a bit more difficult then I originally thought; we made our way 3.5 miles (one way) to the Appalachian trail! Wear good shoes and bring water + snacks. Trail is dog friendly; keep dogs on leash.

Thank Roosmom22
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The trail starts out paved and easy to the first overlook at the Falls. from there the trail becomes more challenging. The higher you go the better the views. The trails are in good shape and very well marked. The trail has a lot of...More

Thank Chessiemaye
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Wonderful views from the top and scenic rests along the way. Plan to take your time and perhaps have a picnic at the top.

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We hiked this trail again in May after having a lot of rain. The falls were spectacular! The trail is slightly challenging, but relatively easy compared to some trails we have been on. There is a beautiful viewing area located at the base of the...More

2  Thank 1beachbunnygirl
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is definitely challenging, but the constant waterfall views along the way make it worth it. The trails are in excellent condition! The falls are beautiful. Keep in mind that when you reach the top, you don't actually see any falls at that point, but...More

Thank shannon j
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a hidden gem in Nelson County. It is the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. OK, some people like to quibble because it is a series of drops rather than a straight drop. The series of drops makes it much more enjoyable...More

Thank David S
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Response from Kathryn A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but we took 250 to 151 and followed the signs.
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Response from HoosierFoodLover | Reviewed this property |
It is a fine mountain highway. That being said, we are not mountain people, and took it from the top down- it is a little nerve-wracking but should be fine for any normal vehicle. The pavement is in good condition, just... More
7 August 2015|
Response from Arun Kumar T | Reviewed this property |
Not near the falls. But Bold Rock us close by. Good for Cider and food.