Falling Springs Waterfall
Falling Springs Waterfall
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LAAsh
Washington DC, DC69 contributions
Aug 2020
I was worried that the fact we could only view from the overlook and not up close would mean it wasn't a great view, but it actually was a great view! I was not disappointed. In fact, we visited 3 times during our stay at the nearby Omni Homestead. I even brought my tripod and we took slow shutter speed photos as well as photos of us together in front of the falls. This is such a nice place to visit and anyone passing through the area should make the stop. They added picnic tables to the parking lot so you can stay awhile too (though there is no view from the parking lot). Out of the three times we went, one time was fairly crowded (middle of the day), second time there was only one other group there (close to sunset), and the third time we were the only ones (close to sunset the next day).
Written August 23, 2020
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Ivy R
6 contributions
Sep 2022
Beautiful waterfall. We were 'clued-in' to this waterfall by our inkeepers the previous night. If you drive too fast, you may miss it. Worth stopping, about 1/4 mile past Rt.640 going South on Rt 220.
Written September 30, 2022
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Kim H
Roanoke, VA1,675 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Stunning waterfall, simply put. Drive will wind up a mountain (expect curves). Has parking area, very short paved walk to the Falls. Easy-to-access from Evergreen Inn, the Homestead, and the City of Covington. Consider connecting your visit with a stop on the Jackson River Scenic Trail. Free to visit. Picnic tables available at parking area (outside direct view of falls but nicely shaded). Also a short drive from another overlook to enjoy the mountain views.
Written July 24, 2021
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Tom B
2 contributions
Jul 2021
It is a small but beautiful location hidden in the mountains of Virginia. It is only viewable from the road. It is near the Virginia/West Virginia border not far off of Rte.64. They have the area surrounding the falls to prevent people from falling. But it is a very picturesque location.
Written April 24, 2022
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Lance B
Point Pleasant, NJ179 contributions
Sep 2020
This is a side of the road free attraction....formerly 200 feet high industrial mining site with an electriv generating station in early 1900's. Now reverted back to impressive 80' waterfalls. There are several picnic tables nearby; fences and signs prohibit falls access -- slippery rocks at falls are dangerous.
Written September 25, 2020
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virginian9
Newport News, VA1,768 contributions
Jul 2021
Beautiful waterfall....right along the highway. We stopped in July 2021. There is a small parking area with picnic tables. Short stroll to view the falls. Area above the falls is completely fenced off now. (Last time we visited despite signs folks were swimming below the falls. I suppose the fence is intended to prevent these sorts of adventures.) Very lovely spot for a quick stop.
Written October 4, 2021
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Lisa J
Plant City, FL646 contributions
Nov 2022
This waterfall was so beautiful, I cannot beleave the history and what it would have looked loke before it was damaged. There is a small parking lot so you do not have to park right on the road. But then you have to walk beside the road to see it.
Written December 21, 2022
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Laura B
Roanoke, VA204 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
First visit. Coming from Covington the road is crooked and up a tall mountain. The lookout is right off the main road. Small amount of parking. Less than 3 minute walk from parking to lookout. Couple picnic tables.
Written October 17, 2020
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I am glad you enjoyed the overlook for Falling Springs Falls. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Written October 19, 2020
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STGimondo
8 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
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 of water. If you follow the path down to the bottom, I would suggest good gripped shoes because it's a bit of a steep climb down. But not a hard climb at all. Took about 5 minutes to get down and about 7 to come back up. Totally worth it. There are a few swimming holes at the bottom, but not as deep as the one on top. Also be aware there is a sign that says no trespassing, but everyone does it.
Written September 11, 2016
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Harry42532
Richmond, Virginia, United States124 contributions
May 2014 • Family
Traveling West on I-64 through Virginia, get off at the Covington, VA Exit 16B (US-60/220). Turn left at traffic signal and follow US-60/220 to their split and continue right on US-220. You'll travel up a mountain road for approximately 10 miles and as you start to descend down the other side, watch for a large parking lot on your left. This is the Falling Spring Overlook. Walking along sidewalk of the retaining wall, you can view this magnificent display. Continuing in the same direction on US-220 will bring you to the Historic Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA.
Written April 9, 2015
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