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Falling Springs Waterfall

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Address: Route 220 North, Covington, VA

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Right Next to the Highway

We would have driven right past this had it not been for reading the reviews on TA. These falls are right on the side of the highway and gorgeous. If you're not looking for it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Rebecca L
Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We would have driven right past this had it not been for reading the reviews on TA. These falls are right on the side of the highway and gorgeous. If you're not looking for it, you could miss the small parking lot. Take the short path for the best photo opportunities.

1 Thank Rebecca L
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw this in the Va Travel Guide I picked up at the rest stop yesterday and realized it was right up the road. We decided to stop and see it. Im so glad we did. It was absolutely beautiful. Had a few picnic tables if you wanted to eat or take a break. You can get to bottom of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here numerous time and we love it. It is right off the highway. You can take the trail around the fence to take the trail to a swimming area and then follow the trail to the top of the falls. It is so breath taking. You can follow the trail to the bottom if you care to... More 

1 Thank Suzanne M
Lexington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thomas Jefferson viewed these cascading falls over 200 years ago! He mentioned this natural spring in his "Notes on Virginia." Located on Route 220 in Alleghany County, Virginia, Falling Spring is a popular scenic overlook. Bring your camera!

1 Thank NancyLovesRehoboth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

It was my first time visiting this place and OH MY, it was lovely. Everything about it was so enticing to me. This place is huge, you can explore so many different areas and find trails to hike on and discover lakes and natures swimming pools. (SO MANY PLACES TO SWIM IN). The rocks and waterfall were beautiful. The water... More 

1 Thank MiMi N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I took a few of my friends here for a day of fun and it seriously did not disappoint. The first swimming hole at the top of the waterfall is less than a 2 minute walk from the (very small) parking lot. It's got 2 rope swings and a very slippery log you can jump off into about 6.5 feet... More 

2 Thank STGimondo
Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I have hiked quite a few waterfalls in Virginia, but this must be my favorite. The backdrop of mountains, the geological features, and fullness of the falls itself are amazing. Bonus, there is a small "cave" behind the falls. Be advised there are signs posted prohibiting hiking. I do not see why they simply cannot say "proceed with caution," as... More 

1 Thank wanderlustnwhimsy
mclean, va
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Stopped here as part of a road trip. Falls were nice to view and you can hike down to the base if you are so inclined. There is a sign displaying some of the history. Even if you don't want to hike to the bottom, you should walk on the path as the water leading up to the falls is... More 

1 Thank nova654
Covington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

This is one of those places as a local we take all our family to when they come to visit. It doesn't matter the season it's a wonderful view. This time happened to be in the summer and was beautiful with the trees and plants in bloom. It's a great spot for pictures or to have a picnic. The downside... More 

1 Thank Kristina P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Great waterfall and my friends on Facebook loved the pictures. No trespassing sign that a lot of folks ignored. Wish there was a good path down to the falls.

2 Thank Julie W

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