Falling Water Cascades to Visitor Center
11 miles, challenging terrain
27 miles from Roanoke + 2-mile shuttle, $2.50 carpool fee
The trailhead is at Blue Ridge Parkway Mile-83.1, North of VA-43.
This hike will begin at the Falling Water Cascades Parking lot off the Blue Ridge
Parkway north of the Peaks of Otter. We will end the hike at the Visitor Center
at the Peaks of Otter. The route will follow an old logging road, the Glenwood
Horse Trail, a Forest Service Road, a steep bushwhack climb up the north side
of Harkening Hill. At that point, we will then follow the Harkening Hill Trail
down to the Visitor Center. You will experience a lot of good views in various
directions and a route not known by many, if any.