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Falling Springs Waterfall

Hot Springs Rd, Covington, VA 24426
+1 540-862-8100
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Gorgeous Mountain Drive With a Scenic Overlook - Waterfall a plus!

Every time I'm in Covington for a reunion, I make a trip just north of Covington a few miles up the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Rachael L
Must stop to view this waterfall!

This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve ever seen. You could easily pass right by this... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Hot Springs Rd, Covington, VA 24426
+1 540-862-8100
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Every time I'm in Covington for a reunion, I make a trip just north of Covington a few miles up the mountain for a beautiful drive, with scenic pull off, and a fabulous mountain waterfall literally falling off a cliff. There's a little pull off...More

Thank Rachael L
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve ever seen. You could easily pass right by this place and if you’re not paying attention. This is a must stop especially if you’re passing through the area!

Thank Jorn8383
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Has restricted access to the falls. Still a nice view from the Road. There is a nice parking area and path the walk to a viewing point.

1  Thank Sleeper2012
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stopped here to enjoy the beauty of Fall colors in the mountains of Virginia. A wonderful photo opportunity.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were staying in Hot Springs and we were guided to this spot right next to the highway leading from Hot Springs, VA to Covington, VA. There is a small parking area, but if it fills up folks just park along the roadside. This Falls...More

2  Thank KiKiBug
Reviewed 24 August 2017

An easy but rocky descent, a beautiful view, warm water! Worth it! Not sure what others are complaining about! :)

Thank uncoeuraweigh
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was a beautiful drive to get to the falls and once we arrived, a beautiful view. I would suggest that they work on trimming some of the surrounding trees to open up the view a bit more as the falls are stunning and the...More

Thank funstlucia
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This was a quick but beautiful stop. You can't hike to the bottom anymore (fenced off and signs warn that you are being recorded and will be fined). Its a beautiful view but disappointed that i couldn't experience them up-close like I had hoped.

1  Thank musicwife1
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this while we were on a motorcycle trip. Very nice little place to stop and relax for a few minutes while taking some pictures. Would be awesome if there was a way to get to the bottom and actually get under the falls!

1  Thank H9751ANjefft
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It is still a beautiful spot to visit. We went in July 2017. However, yes they have put up a new higher fence around the area and picnic tables. There are signs EVERYWHERE that there are to be NO GOING PAST THE FENCE AT ALL!...More

1  Thank Suzanne M
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Falling Springs Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your review and warning to our visitors.

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10 December 2016|
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Response from wanderlustnwhimsy | Reviewed this property |
"Techincally" now no, But everyone from 3 to 65 can be seen swinging a leg over and climbing on down. I haven't seen it being enforced at all. I'd say proceed at your own discretion. 😉
9 June 2016|
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Response from dedhammainetraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Jefferson Pools, the BEST natural warm springs! In Warm Springs, VA, about 20 minutes north of the falls and 5 miles north of Hot Springs where the Homestead Resort is. At the NW corner of the intersection of 220 and... More
Trieu D
13 August 2015|
Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
Douthat State Park is about the same distance. The park is responsible for the management of Falling Springs Falls.