Bottom Creek Gorge

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Discover the awe-inspiring Bottom Creek Falls, one of Virginia's tallest waterfalls, nestled within Bottom Creek Gorge near Roanoke, VA. This natural wonder serves as the highlight of a scenic 4-mile round-trip hike along the Bottom Creek Trail. As you traverse this moderate trail, you'll be immersed in lush forests and traverse charming wooden bridges over babbling streams, culminating in breathtaking views of the cascading falls. Bottom Creek Falls offers a mesmerizing display of nature's power and beauty, making it a must-see destination for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers alike. The thundering waters create a serene atmosphere, perfect for relaxation and reflection amidst the tranquil surroundings. For those seeking adventure, the Overlook Trail provides a shorter route to a panoramic viewpoint, offering stunning vistas of the gorge and surrounding landscape. Additionally, a network of connector trails allows for extended exploration and opportunities to encounter the diverse flora and fauna of the area. Embark on a memorable journey to Bottom Creek Gorge and experience the majestic beauty of Bottom Creek Falls firsthand. Plan your visit today and immerse yourself in the wonders of this natural gem in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

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  • Directions: 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.
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Distance in Miles - Round Trip: 4
  • Friday Hours: Open
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  • Wednesday Hours: Open