Shawsville, Virginia

Hike to Stiles Falls

3 Miles Total - 500 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Geo Min

After a 1.5 mile hike, see a beautiful 60-foot waterfall in Floyd County

Park at the Alta Mons camp parking lot, and start walking the gravel road. There will be signs throughout the trail that lead to the waterfall. Continue down the trail for 1.5 miles. Look out for the white trail markers that indicate the Stiles Falls trail.

After 1.5 miles, you will reach the waterfall! Enjoy the view of a 60-foot waterfall. To return, follow the trail back to the parking lot.

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Great swimming hole!

As mentioned below, it is on private property so it can only be accessed when camps are not in session (you can check their website for the schedule). Short hike to the waterfall with multiple creek crossings so bring water shoes in the summer! Great after some good rainfall.

On Private Property

This waterfall is located on private property. They do allow access, but you need to sign in at the parking lot. Access is restricted when summer and winter camps are going on, so check with them before you visit. The hike is short and sweet, and the falls have a nice 40+ foot drop.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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