Spend The Day Exploring Virginia’s Tallest Falls On This Wonderful Waterfall Road Trip

While we’ve never met a waterfall in Virginia we didn’t like, there’s something to be said for seeking out Mother Nature’s most awe-inspiring attractions. That’s the motivation behind our newest road trip, an itinerary for exploring the tallest waterfalls in Virginia. If you can commit to spending an entire day (or possibly weekend) seeking out Virginia’s most beautiful waterfalls, we can promise that you’ll be impressed by every stop along the way. From Crabtree Falls — the tallest cascading waterfall on the East Coast — to hidden-away waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park, this road trip to explore the tallest waterfalls in Virginia is one you’ll remember.

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Address: Crabtree Falls, Massies Mill, VA 22976, USA
Address: Falling Spring Falls, Falling Spring, VA 24445, USA
Address: n37 91298 w80 83627, 7 10th Ave S, Shawsville, VA 24162, USA
Address: Blue Ridge Pkwy, Buchanan, VA 24066, USA
Address: 2068 Cascade Dr, Pembroke, VA 24136, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

tallest waterfalls in Virginia

December 01, 2020

What’s the most famous waterfall in Virginia?

As you likely gathered from our article outlining the tallest waterfalls in Virginia, the Old Dominion has plenty of magnificent cascades and gorges to admire. Of course, the most famous of them all is Crabtree Falls. While it isn’t your traditional free-fall waterfall, it’s famous for being the tallest series of cascading waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. Plus, you can enjoy the tallest stretch of the falls from the accessible parking lot. Visitors also enjoy hiking alongside the waterfall as they venture to a breathtaking view of the valley below, or continue on to access the famous Appalachian Trail.

Does Virginia have any natural wonders?

Yes! The state of Virginia has natural wonders at every turn, and you could easily devote an entire lifetime to exploring all of them. Some of the most famous natural wonders in Virginia include Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County, Luray Caverns, Natural Tunnel in Duffield, Crabtree Falls in Montebello, Breaks Interstate Park (which is also famous for being the Grand Canyon of the South), Great Falls at Great Falls National Park in McLean, Burke’s Garden in Tazewell County, and the Channels near Abingdon. For more hidden gems, be sure to take our natural wonders road trip through Virginia.

Are there any secret waterfalls in Virginia?

There are plenty of secret places to explore in Virginia, each revealing a unique hidden gem that you likely had no idea existed. Devil’s Bathtub is no exception. Part waterfall, part swimming hole, this hidden-away landmark has become increasingly famous over the years. This is partially because the water you’ll find in the spring-fed pool is a breathtaking emerald color. Devil’s Bathtub is by no means easy to get to — it requires several stream crossing and many hours hiking in the woods — but it’s well worth the effort. Additionally, you’ll find tons of lesser-known waterfalls hiding throughout Shenandoah National Park.

Address: Crabtree Falls, Massies Mill, VA 22976, USA
Address: Falling Spring Falls, Falling Spring, VA 24445, USA
Address: n37 91298 w80 83627, 7 10th Ave S, Shawsville, VA 24162, USA
Address: Blue Ridge Pkwy, Buchanan, VA 24066, USA
Address: 2068 Cascade Dr, Pembroke, VA 24136, USA