Waterfall Wednesday: Apple Orchard Falls, Virginia

Ellen Matis

Each week, Recreation News takes you to a new waterfall in the Mid-Atlantic. This week, see Apple Orchard Falls in Virginia.

State: Virginia

via Flickr
via Flickr

Location: Buchanan

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Apple Orchard Falls is one of Virginia’s tallest and most spectacular waterfalls. The 7.5-mile loop trail is moderately difficult.

More information: Apple Orchard Mountain was named for the nature of the dominant northern red oak forests on its summits and ridges. The weather is so severe on the upper elevations of the mountain that the trees have taken on a stunted appearance, as if they have been trimmed and pruned over the decades. Via Roanoke Outside.

How to get there:

While you’re there:

There are other hiking trails in the James River watershed area.

  • Devil’s Marbleyard is a popular 3-mile round trip hike with an impressive rock field.
  • Roaring Run is a great family hike because it is easy and well-marked. The hike takes you along the Roaring Run stream and includes a few footbridges and natural water slide.

More information: http://www.jamesriverpark.org/

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