Great hike. My friends and I lost the trail going up to the falls and just walked upwards through the stream but found the trail on the way back. Wear sturdy shoes that can get wet. You'll probably be jumping from stone to stone in the stream.

I did it years ago and it was great. Does anyone know of a place to camp near this trail?

The further you get, the harder the trail is to follow. Just keep crossing the river and going until you get to the falls! So worth it! I don't know why "swimming" isn't an option for an activity on here, but there's at least 2 great spots to swim.

This was fun! A little sticky in some spots if you're traveling with a dog, but with two people you can hoist said dog through the tight squeezes. The waterfall at the end is totally worth it. Only saw about two spots to set camp up at. Nothing too private unless you really got off the trail. A good amount of traffic in the summer on the weekend, but nothing that impeded on our ability to experience the waterfall in private for about 10 minutes. Make sure you bring your bathing suit so you can jump off the waterfall! If you're looking directly at the falls the area for jumping is to the right. Enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

A little gem of a waterfall. The hike was not hard just a bit challenging from a technical prospect. make sure to bring some dry socks as the 3 water crossings made it hard to keep dry socks. I'd also make sure I had a bathing suit on next time.

hiking
1 month ago

Watch out for the pink trail flags to find your way,they are not everywhere but in the main spots like where you have to cross the creek a few times! Also please pick up after yourself,I've seen more trash then usual due to it's increasing popularity so if you enjoy it why destroy it!

My favorite trail in Virginia. Not heavily traveled which is nice. It does require several river crossings and some scaling. It is a fun challenging trail with great views of the river.
We went after a heavy rainstorm the night before which made it impossible to make it to the falls this trip.

A number of water crossings are required and some tight climbing sections. Was a nice scenic hike but we didn't make the falls with 4 kids under 10. Still a fun 3.5 hr hike.