Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Blue Ridge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The wife and I were on vacation in blue ridge, so we decided to find a waterfall close by. Long curvy roads but a nice a waterfall.

hiking
12 days ago

Simple walking path with a small creek that crosses it. I liked the many mushrooms/toadstools along the trail, but maybe much better as a biking trail.

This app says "out and back" with the miles. Does that mean TOTAL hike miles, or it is ONE WAY hike miles?

So so, more for biking

Short trail with good waterfall. Was great for my 9 year old and 2 Jack Russell’s. Watch out for stinging insects, my son was stung twice by hornets.

Really beautiful-both the trail and the falls. This is also suitable for most people-less than two round trip-so you can pretty much bring anyone. We carried a couple of light backpacks and picnicked at the falls.

Long Creek Falls is well worth the short hike in. It's quite the popular place on the weekends when the weather is good, so pick and choose when you go.

According to my Apple health data this was 3.6 miles and 16 flights of stairs so lots of elevation changes. I agree should be considered moderate, plus it was 85 and very humid today.

It was an easy beautiful hike!

To me it was a harder hike on the way out to the falls. It is .5 mostly uphill. The way back was easy, I have bad knees and I could do it easily on the way back. The hike out isn’t bad but it is uphill and there are roots and rocks to watch for. Worth the short hike to see the falls and let the kids play in the water. One mile total hike.

Easy, pretty waterfall

The trail is no longer a loop. A simple up and back. Nothing spectacular to see. It is easy/moderate and a nice hike but no real points of interest. Personally I was hoping for views like the pictures uploaded but this is a wall in the woods. Nice, but nothing special.

Easy trail that my dog loved. Camped right down the road too at a huge campsite alone!

Just back from the lower trail of green mountain. Easy walk up to the end of the trail where you can see blue ridge lake. Beautiful . It’s Friday and passed by 3 persons. Ideal with my dog. Also close to downtown blue ridge for food and drink when done.

Long drive for a short hike. HOWEVER- this is a beautiful area, offers a nice short hike for kiddos and camping along the way.

Great with kids!

Nice hike for a group outing, but it was a long muddy drive for a pretty short hike.

Lovely day hike with an amazing waterfall at the end as a reward❣️

This is a great short little hike for a family with small children. It is nice to hike up the creek through a beautiful forest. Spring would be the best time to hike when there is plenty of water cascading over the waterfall. The coming from the north is not too bad, however the road coming from the south via Bull Mountain Parking lot needs to be done with four wheel drive vehicles only.

Beautiful trail along the river, culminating at a wonder falls. Not many obstacles to maneuver. Nice hike!

hiking
6 months ago

Had a blast,nice open trail,few stream crossings and an old free standing chimney! Not far from home and easily accessible!

The weather finally cleared today so it was time to hit the trail. Couldn’t ask for a better day!! There were several hikers out and about today but not what you would call crowded. I met two 2017 AT thru-hikers on the way in. Since all the rain has been plentiful over the past forever it seems, the falls were really pretty today!!
After I left the falls, I continued on up the AT for about a quarter mile to an old road bed and then back out to Three Forks! Great hike. Can’t wait to be out there more now that spring is just around the corner!!! Happy hiking everyone!!!

Nice little loop in the Aska area. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the old chimney and wall just off the trail. Fun to explore!

The road will wreck your car! Almost made it there, then with 2.2ish miles to go and the road was impassable. Really pissed off because the only option was to turn around and travel 12 miles back down the mountain. You will feel defeated if you try and make the journey in a car. I’m sure it’s a great hike if you can get there. Good luck!!!

Great short easy trail with a great waterfall at the end. Great for groups of people, families and/or people with no hiking experience.

Be sure not to miss all the side trails on the way up, many more smaller falls and sights.

Easy hike. Minor trail construction. Very muddy in a few sections. Slight trail rerouting which added a few extra hiking yards

hiking
8 months ago

Great time with a small group. Drive forest road to parking area and Hiked in from the parking area. Easy and great view of the falls. You are able to get up and close to the falls.

Was a ton of fun and a great short hike with the kids. We actually stopped at a smaller falls about half way up the trail and ate lunch there. Luckily we kept going because we didn't know the actual Long Creek Falls was further up.

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