Height: 80 feet
Trail Type: Asphalt
Hike Distance: A few yards
I would recommend everyone making a trip to Virginia just to see this waterfall. Even though it’s a bit out of the way, I’m sure you can find something else to do in the area. The nearby community of Hot Springs has a few spa resorts, and the city of Roanoke makes a good stopping point in any road trip.
The state has done some work at the site so there are now a couple of picnic tables and some “No Trespassing” signs along the creek. However, there’s still a very obvious trail that follows the creek (which is full of crystal clear water) you can take to the top of the falls. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can scramble down to the base. If the state constructs a safer trail to the base, this becomes one of my favorite spots of all time. Otherwise, you can walk along the guardrail and get a really spectacular view of the 80-foot free fall with the mountains in the distance providing the backdrop.
Take Exit 16A from Interstate 64 and follow US 220 north for 9.5 miles.