Waterfalls – one of nature’s most captivating wonders — are the centerpiece of this exhilarating guide. At times magical, the waterfalls of the Blue Ridge are framed in Southern Appalachian majesty. Add hiking to a waterfall and double your pleasure.
With this guide — updated by veteran outdoor writer Johnny Molloy — you can explore more than 110 waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Over 30 new waterfalls were added for this latest edition. Waterfalls range from 10 feet to 500 feet in height. Some require no hike at all, while others can only be seen from the trail, with hikes ranging from a half-mile to several miles round trip.
Covering the mountainous region along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Shenandoah National Park, Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge takes you to two states — Virginia and North Carolina; four national forests, three national parks and eight state parks; as well as other preserves where waterfalls abound.
With the useful maps and pertinent information provided, you can plan waterfall adventures that suit your time and desires. Choose a waterfall trail on which to spend the whole afternoon or chart out a circuit and visit several in one day. Each waterfall provides key information, including waterfall height, trail distance and difficulty, detailed waterfall descriptions, and specific trailhead directions, including GPS trailhead coordinates.