Apple Orchard Falls Trail

HARD 24 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.

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9 days ago

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17 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

This hike was quick and pleasant. The downhill to the falls was relaxing. The falls themselves, though small, were very unique. I went in the summertime and the entire trail was lush and green. Though the uphill on the way back was a bit difficult, it is not far. The trail was well-maintained, and I never felt like I was going to slip on the way up or down.

1 month ago

Short hike from Blue Ridge Parkway of approximately one mile. Pretty steep coming back up if you are not in great shape but otherwise very clean and beautiful. It is a small waterfall cascading over small boulders.

hiking
1 month ago

My first difficult trail. Sort of by mistake. The steep trail was a definite workout. The views, falls and rock formations are beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views, I also combined the hike with the adjacent Apple orchard and Cornelius trails.

1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 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.

hiking
5 months ago

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6 months ago

hiking
7 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.

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

Saturday, April 09, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

camping
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.