Apple Orchard Falls Trail

HARD 18 reviews
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Apple Orchard Falls Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bedford, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
948 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Glasgow, VA: Head south on the Blue Ridge Parkway for about 15 miles to Sunset Fields Overlook, milepost 78. Trailhead is in the parking area.

2 days ago

I combined the Apple Orchard trail and Cornelius creek trail. Great hike but very tiring!

18 days ago

Difficult, steep climb on the way back but the beautiful falls make it worth every step!

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28 days ago

Beautiful trail. The trail is steady elevation change the whole way so make sure you are ready for it.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

It's a good quick hike. Defiantly harder than I thought it would be but not to bad. The hardest part is the way back because it's all up hill.

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4 months ago

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6 months ago

I hiked on an overcast day. We did the loop. Nice hike. The trail gets a lot of activity especially between the parking lot and the falls. In the summer, there are swimming holes.

7 months ago

Strenuous on the way back. The water fall makes it worth it! Not a bad hike. Decent.

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8 months ago

Saturday, April 09, 2016

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Worth it. Yes, strenuous on the way back out to the BRP, but worth it. Multiple beautiful falls. Depending on the time of year, mountain laurel blooming. Some areas are slippery. Some over-hanging rock formations.

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

Beautiful hike! The last 0.8 ish miles are definitely more strenuous than the whole rest of the hike, but the falls are gorgeous and make the effort worth it.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Quite steep but fun

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Monday, June 09, 2014