Fallingwater Trail

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Fallingwater Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bedford, VA that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.5 miles 588 feet Loop

dog friendly

hiking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

hiking
12 days ago

A pretty wooded trail with some nice views of the surrounding mountains. It is a little rocky in a few places, but nothing difficult...and there is just enough elevation change to make the short hike more fun. There are two parking areas along the Parkway. I started from the spot that also includes the Flat Top Mountain trailhead. I would recommend taking the loop clockwise for better views of the falls while hiking back up along the creek.

14 days ago

2 months ago

Amazing day and beautiful trail.

3 months ago

5 months ago

Thickly wooded trail...falls at the mid point are nice and easy....not spectacular, but good enough :)

6 months ago

Beautiful, I went with my 5 year old godson and he was just fine, the way back up is a bit strenuous (for a kid) but the falls are amazing

6 months ago

Go after the rain, waterfall was great today

hiking
6 months ago

I'm not trying to beat this little park up but it just wasn't much to look at.

hiking
6 months ago

Checking out Falls is my thing, short hike, enjoy the falls, turn out to be better then I expected, worth the hike

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

The Fallingwater Cascades Trail is located at MP 83.1 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's relatively short (almost 2 miles) with moderate inclines, and worth the effort. The trail is well maintained, mostly wooded, and slightly rocky. The closest bathrooms are located at the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center (MP 86).

hiking
7 months ago

This is a nice trail! We really enjoyed it. There a few spots you can safely get close to the water! You hike down first, then back up, it's obviously steep on the way back, but a great hike.

9 months ago

11 months ago

Well maintained and fun for kids and dogs

1 year ago

Well maintained trail, hiked the whole loop.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice atmosphere on an interesting and fairly well maintained trail. The trail itself is narrow and quite rocky, so make sure to watch where you are stepping. The waterfall is small and access to it is minimal. There are two parking areas and no matter which parking lot you park at you will be going downhill to the waterfall and uphill to climb out. If you were to park at the Falling Water parking area you have a longer climb out but it didn't feel as steep. If you park at Flat Top and go down from there you will have a shorter climb out but I think it is steeper. It is not very crowded and there is some small wildlife- bugs, butterflies and we did see a black snake. Overall it is fairly nice and was quite enjoyable.

hiking
1 year ago

The trail is very well maintained and easy to follow.

hiking
2 years ago

Good trail - fairly easy to navigate. Brought kids with me, didn't experience any major issues. Whatever prior damage that was mentioned has been repaired. Several benches along the way to rest on and blended well with surroundings. A little steep at the end for tired legs. Might be better to park at the lower lot and begin with an upwards hike than to end with the mostly inclined return.

hiking
4 years ago

Great walk in the woods! If you get lost and climb down the falls you get an awesome view. Mostly down hill with a little up. There is a tree across the path but you can easily crawl under it, the bridge is fixed too. I want to come back if it snows.