Falling Spring Falls Falling Spring, Virginia

Falling Spring Falls is a breathtaking 80′ waterfall that is one of the most visited spots in the Alleghany Highlands. The scenic waterfall is located on Route 220 in Alleghany County, about 25 minutes from Douthat State Park.

Thomas Jefferson described the Falling Spring Falls as a “remarkable cascade…falling over a rock about 200 feet to the valley below.”  One of the largest falls in Virginia, it cascades from an overhanging ledge, and is easily visible from the roadway.

Near the top is a small pull out on the left for the Falling Springs Falls Viewing Area. It has a nice picnic area, and a short paved path to a special view of this waterfall, and the mountains surrounding it.