by Joe Dorish on 30/07/09 at 4:07 pm
Virginia is home to some fantastic and beautiful waterfalls. Many of them are located in Shenandoah National Park along Skyline Drive and if you have never visited this area you owe it to yourself to do so because it is gorgeous as are the waterfalls of Virginia.
The Cascades waterfall in Virginia is located in the southwestern part of the state in Pembroke not too far from the Virginia-West Virginia border. The Cascades is formed as Little Stony Creek tumbles 69 feet over a cliff into a large pool below in lovely fashion. To reach the Cascades take Route 460 into Pembroke and then turn north onto Cascade Drive for 3.3 miles and look for the well marked entrance.
Crab Tree Falls is reportedly the largest total drop waterfall east of the Mississippi River at over 1,500 feet. It is located between Lynchburg and Charlottesville along the Crabtree Falls Highway which is Route 56 just 6 miles east of the Blue Ridge Highway. There is a 5 mile loop trail that takes hikers to the top of the falls with many viewpoints along the way. Caution must be used here as over two dozen people have died attempting to climb out onto the rocks along the Crabtree Falls.
Dark Hollow Falls
Dark Hollow Falls is conveniently located right along Skyline Drive near Big Meadows Campground at mile 50.7 along the Dark Hollow Falls Trail. The water here tumbles roughly 70 feet and due to the easy access location this is probably the most visited waterfall in Shenandoah National Park.
Overall Run is believed to be the tallest waterfall in Shenandoah National Park at 93 feet. The trail to the falls is located at mile 21.1 along the Skyline Drive.
Scotts Run Falls