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Easy trail nice falls.

on Rough Ridge

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway with amazing views.

hiking
19 days ago

Awesome trail on a 30F day. Lots of awesome falls downstream. Will be back in the spring.

This was a fun hike. Short, but well worth the time. The falls just keep going. Can be very slippery on the leaves if not careful. Beautiful place to be at 6 am. and 26F. AllTrails needs to add photography to the list in Activity.

Amazing!!! The drive there is beautiful, but the parking area is small. The hike is so short tho people are coming and leaving quickly. Short and amazing! A little crowded due to people swimming.

I have wanted to hike this trail for over a year and finally got to tackle it today. It's rocky and muddy but manageable. The views of the mountains and the Linn Cove Viaduct are amazing! Well worth the trip.

walking
21 days ago

This is a nice scenic trail for a family hike/walk.

Amazing trail suitable for the entire family

hiking
25 days ago

this is an awesome trail. very easy to get to. short walk. there is plenty of rocks to climb to get good pics. our kids loved it.

hiking
26 days ago

Amazing views my 10 year old loved this trail. Bring your camera for great photo op!

good short hike with a nice waterfall. good for toddlers and dogs.

Magic

I enjoy Otter Falls on a regular basis. Our dogs love to roam around with us crossing the water and trekking the trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Very fun trail with amazing views! In my groups opinion it wasn’t very hard like the reviewers say (and we aren’t in very well shape like most). Would recommend this trail to anyone.

This was an awesome hike. Follow directions to a tee and you won't have any problems. On the return trip, if you take the lower trail back to the falls, it isn't maintained.... I had to drop my backpack at one point to get between some trees that had fallen. Loved this hike. I do photography.... First time on this trail. Common since and good footing. The reward is awesome!!! I spent at least 30 min. at Jones falls just to marvel at God's creation. I'll be back in the spring. Elk falls was pretty awesome too!!

hiking
1 month ago

First trail after knee surgery and a heart attack. I made it up to the Chimney Point.

Not as great as we were expecting. The trail is more of a short walk than a true hike. Very crowded and heavily trafficked.

hiking
1 month ago

It​ is​ place​ to​ visit​ for​ Fall​ season.

Pretty hike that was quick!

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate climb, muddy with some slick rocks and roots and lots of traffic but 100% worth the amazing 360 degree views of the mountains. Parking was tight, dogs were friendly and people were courteous on the trail when it got a little narrow or tricky. One of the best trails on the parkway!

hiking
1 month ago

Great Hike but very short and easy. Make sure to take a left over the bridge and not a right to get to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

The views make this hike a really amazing one. So stellar.

hiking
1 month ago

A fair amount of climbing for a short trail but the trail condition is excellent and that makes the climb a breeze. The overviews are quite pretty and there's an excellent view of the Linn Viaduct. Not much parking so it's best to visit on weekdays.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views, but lots of tourists. Easy walk to each site.

Loved this! I especially loved the multiple trails you can choose to go around the waterfall. Saw some really pretty spots. Recommended. Went in the morning with fresh crisp air and it was amazing.

Nice, well-maintained trail, with beautiful falls at the end. The hike out is steep. Should be rated “Moderate”.

I attempted to hike this trail about a month ago. Once I got to the end of the service road at the river, my group and I decided to turn back. The trail was very overgrown from there, and we were all wearing shorts and didn't want to risk it. I would love to make it to the falls if the trail was better maintained. We did see Elk Falls and it was gorgeous as always.

The views were nice but we didn't realize that it would be $20 PER PERSON to get in! Only go if you're planning on doing something else within the park or if you have accessibility issues (you can drive straight to the bridge and there's an elevator to circumvent the stairs). You can get views that are just as nice for free.

brought my 12, 8, and 5 yr old. we got all the way to the summit. amazing. worth it.

walking
1 month ago

Short and sweet but very beautiful.

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