UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three
Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >
The trail at the Bottom Creek Gorge features views of the second highest waterfall in Virginia as well as other beautiful plants and wildlife. The powerful streams of Bottom Creek provide opportunities for some great photographs.
From I-81, take Exit 141 to Rt. 419S toward Salem. Continue approximately 8 miles on Rt. 419S to the intersection with Rt. 221 in Cave Spring. Turn right on Rt. 221 and continue south for approximately 14 miles to Rt. 644. Turn right on Route 644 and go approximately 1 mile before coming to a fork in the road. Stay right at the fork and continue onto Route 669. STAY on Route 669 for approximately 3 miles (you will drive along side Bottom Creek) until you see a Preserve sign on your left. Turn left at the sign and drive up the gravel road to the gate, which is where you park. Walk approximately .5 mile to the trailhead for maps and directions for the hiking.