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Most Beautiful Virginia Waterfalls

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.


Crabtree Falls


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


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


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Beth Suess

Jul 30th, 2009

Beautiful place!!! Thanks for sharing!

Momma Tells

Jul 30th, 2009

They sure are beautiful!


Jul 30th, 2009

More natural beauties for us to enjoy!


Jul 30th, 2009

Nice pics. I finally seen a watefall in person a few months ago in a place called lytle creek, ca. It wasnt as fancy but it was still nice to see in person.


Jul 30th, 2009

great and beautiful waterfalls of Virginia. you really love waterfalls.


Jul 30th, 2009

The pics as well as the description are nice. Thanks for sharing. I guess you must be a lover of waterfalls. Thanks and have my liked it.

Kate Smedley

Jul 31st, 2009

Beautiful articles on waterfalls again Joe.


Jul 31st, 2009

lots of beautiful pictures to go with many beautiful falls. Great job. I want to slide down the one too!

Bozsi Rose

Aug 1st, 2009

I love Maymount Park. The only you missed, that I know of, are the pretty waterfalls in Great Falls Park. Beautiful article!

Joe Dorish

Aug 1st, 2009

Thanks Bozsi, I included the Great Falls Park in my Maryland waterfall article.

New York Waterfalls

Aug 3rd, 2009

New York State has tons of great waterfalls!

Lauren Axelrod

Aug 3rd, 2009

Water Oak looks like so much fun.

Melody SJAL

Aug 3rd, 2009

I could not believe the US has so many fantastic waterfalls.

Mr Ghaz

Aug 5th, 2009

Absolutely wonderful waterfalls. I LOVED it

Anne McNew

Aug 13th, 2009

Wow! very beautiful. the pix are so captivating…the information are great, too. thanks for sharing this.


Aug 24th, 2009

Very beautiful sights..thanks for sharing

keith culley

Sep 23rd, 2009

very well done site.


Apr 6th, 2010

Wow! That was awesome!

Charlie R.

Sep 8th, 2010

I’ve been to Cascades and Overall Run.
Cascades is 2 miles from the parking lot and theres a $3 parking fee. (don’t try to park without paying, there was game wardens righting tickets when I was there) theres a lower and higher trail to take. (Take the lower to get to the water fall and higher trail when leaving, makes the hiking experience easier).
Water was low but still flowing. You can swim there!!!!

Overall Run is hard to see from the trail due to brush and trees, and the water was barely trickling down the rocks from the drought. Not worth hiking to since there was no water! Wait for rain.

+Dogs welcome at both locations.

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