Apple Orchard Falls, Glenwood Horse, AT, Cornelius Creek Loop

11.5 miles, moderate terrain
29 miles from Daleville, $3.00 carpool fee

Take I-81 N to exit 168
Go right on VA-614.
Follow signs to North Creek Campground
Turn left on VA-59
After crossing North Creek, VA-59 continues into FS-768
When FS-768 Turns into FS-812, go right
Park in the cul-de-sac, where you'll see the trail head.
After you park, take the blue-blazed trail to the left; this is Apple Orchard Falls Trail. You’ll follow the trail for about 2 miles until you reach the falls. The hike up to the falls is shaded and serene, with the gurgling North Creek to guide you. There’s a large wooden bridge and platform by the falls where you can stop to enjoy the scenery and rest a bit.

Most of the trail up to the falls is fairly flat with gradual inclines. When you start to reach the falls, the trail gets a bit steeper and quite rocky. But the boulders act as stepping stones that make your trek up to the falls pretty easy. After you get to the falls, ascend Apple Orchard Falls to the Blue Ridge Parkway, cross over the parkway to the east side and follow a gated forest service road for 1/2 mile to the site of the former Camp Kewansee then would pick up the Glenwood Horse Trail and follow it out to Floyd Field on the Parkway continue across the parkway and descend the blue blaze to the Cornelius Creek Shelter, pick up the AT below that and follow the AT north to where it intersects with the Cornelius Creek Trail and descend that trail back to the starting point. Orchard Falls.pdf
Trail Map