Bottom Creek Gorge Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Bottom Creek Gorge Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Shawsville, VA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

3.9 miles 922 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Bottom Creek is a powerful mountain stream that forms a stair-step series of broad-basin waterfalls known as the "kettles." One of the headwater streams of the South Fork of the Roanoke River, Bottom Creek boasts a 200-foot high waterfall. Flanking Bottom Creek are forests of mixed hardwoods (tulip poplar, maple, oak, hickory) and upland meadows. Five rare species thrive in this habitat.

1 month ago

always amazing

1 month ago

love this hike

1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

A peaceful hike with two available loops that offer some variety if you like taking a different trail on the way back then on the way to the overlook of the 2nd largest waterfall in Virginia. One loop goes around a pond and travels along the river while another cuts through where a small community use to be. This hike is kid friendly.