Brush Creek Falls

Brush Creek Falls, Athens: Address, Brush Creek Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Brush Creek Falls
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Tammy D
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Family
Love this trail. Kind of hard to find but once we got started it was a nice trail. The first waterfall was beautiful and we definitely didn’t regret continuing to the end. Once you get to the first waterfall there’s a little path to get down right in front of it and I would highly recommend doing it. Myself and my 8 year old were able to go it with ease. My husband wore our one year old in a carrier and we were able to navigate the trail pretty well. There are a few parts that you have to get super close to the edge so I wouldn’t recommend it for everyone but it was fine for us. Loved seeing this part of West Virginia
Written March 28, 2022
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jmpncsu
Raleigh, NC4,371 contributions
Jul 2020
Brush Creek Falls is a beautiful 30-foot waterfall. It's on state property and there's a small parking area and trail to access the falls. Scramble paths lead down from the trail to the base, which makes a great place to relax and cool off. It's a popular location so try to arrive early. Just past the falls, the trail enters Brush Creek Preserve, a Nature Conservancy Property. The trail ends at White Oak Creek Falls, another scenic waterfall in three sections.
Written August 19, 2020
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Kim T
Gate City, VA166 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
We had a group of 18 adults with children and all of us were very happy with our day at the falls. It is a short and well marked trail but rocky so it could be treacherous for older adults. There is a wooden fence where you can look down over the falls. Past the fence, there are a few different small paths down to the falls. I suggest the third one past the end of the fence. It is the least steep one. Shore is filled with large rocks and trees with roots to sit upon. Very relaxing with the mist coming off of the falls. It is posted No Swimming but few people were adhering to this. It was extremely hot and with most pools closed due to COVID it was too tempting to pass. Many people jump from the top but seemed a little risky to me. I did ask and the water is approximately 8-10 feet. Lovely area for a summer day.
Written July 6, 2020
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VMR
Tennessee25 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beautiful day for a short hike. Sunny skies and 66°. The road getting here is VERY NARROW & CURVY. The path is rocky but not too slippery. It had just stormed so the falls were beautiful. As others stated, the 3rd path down to the falls is the least steep - it traverses back across the hill. Well with the short hike.
Written June 23, 2021
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Lisa S
Pearisburg, VA87 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
Brush Creek Falls is an easy 1/2 mile or so hike along Brush Creek. Bring a picnic and enjoy the afternoon exploring the falls and the remains of an old lumber mill ~ some of the stone walls are still standing just down from the falls. You will hear the falls before you get to them. Make sure you pass the vertical "trail" down to the falls ~ in another 50 yards or so there is a much gentler trail to get you down the hill.
Written August 14, 2012
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dorij1970
San Diego, CA89 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Beware of using your gps to find these falls! You will be taken up a mountain that requires a 4x4 and no room to turn around!
Go to the website and just follow the directions listed once you are off the interstate. Once we found the falls they were amazing and a fairly easy hike to get there.
Written May 19, 2016
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Wade P
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I have been going to Brush Creek Falls ever since I guess probably the 9th grade back in the seventy's late sixties. It is a very beautiful place it also is a great place to swim. And it is true that if you will pass the first path and go to the second one, it is much much easier. It is a great place to take your dogs, especially if they like to swim also. And if you like diving off of waterfalls, it's a lot of fun for that too. I just suggest that you jump and not dive. Because the water is not that deep on the bottom of the falls. So please please be very careful.
Written February 24, 2015
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Nikki C
Narrows, Virginia, United States4 contributions
Aug 2012
This is where I jumped from the top of a waterfall for the first time...totally awsome!!!! I reccommend this place to anyone looking to add a little adventure in their life. Easy to find and beautiful scenary to just sit back relax and cool off in the water. You can also swim under the water fall.
Written January 5, 2013
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danielmdavis88
Leivasy, WV18 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This waterfall is without a doubt a West Virginia hidden gem. This is the largest waterfall in WV that most anyone you may talk to doesn’t know about. The second falls is also unique however is quite the treck to reach.
Written September 3, 2018
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Amlyma
Charlotte, NC209 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Read about this and wanted to check this out. It is a very nice park with lots of activities like camping, fishing, playgrounds, trails, waterfalls and so on. The creek water was down a bit, so the falls were not too strong when we were there, but still pretty! We did not make it to other falls.
Written June 26, 2018
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