Waterfall Wednesday: Falling Spring Falls, Va.

Ellen Matis

via U.S. Geological Survey on Flickr

Each week, Recreation News takes you to a new waterfall in the Mid-Atlantic. This week, see Falling Spring Falls in Falling Spring Park, Va.


Location: Falling Spring Park

Height: 80 feet

According to Virginia’s tourism website, Falling Spring Falls is a breathtaking 80′ waterfall that is one of the most visited and photographed spots in the Alleghany Highlands.

Thomas Jefferson described the Falling Spring Falls as a “remarkable cascade…falling over a rock about 200 feet to the valley below.”  One of the largest falls in Virginia, it cascades from an overhanging ledge, and is easily visible from the roadway.

Reader @AdventurewithAshley submitted this photo to us on Instagram:

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How to get there:

The waterfall is located on Route 220 in Alleghany County, just five miles north of Covington, Virginia.


While you’re there:

Nearby, find Petticoat Junction, the Jackson River, the Dry Run Trailhead and other recreational opportunities. Or, check out the Craft Shops of Covington, less than 4 miles away.

More information: Visit Virginia

More from Waterfall Wednesday:

Crabtree Falls, Montebello, Va.

Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle, Pa.

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