Virginia is home to the second half of the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as Skyline Drive inside Shenandoah National Park, which is considered one of the most scenic drives in the nation. The mountains are similar in height to the ones in North Carolina, which means there are ample streams and rivers for waterfalls to exist. There’s only one problem – it’s next to impossible to figure out where they are, how to get there, and how long and strenuous the hikes are. This is especially troublesome if you’re lazy.
If you do an internet search for waterfalls in Virginia, you’ll easily see listings that claim to have documentation of the waterfalls in the state (after you sift through all the West Virginia listings). The problem is that these resources do a terrible job of providing directions, hike distances, or even decent pictures for you to figure out if the falls are worth seeing in the first place. From all of the research I’ve conducted (which, let’s be honest, isn’t as extensive as a serious hiker would do), Virginia doesn’t have many massive waterfalls, and most of the bigger ones require hikes too strenuous for the average enthusiast.