Height: 200 feet
The Walk/Access: Head to the Sunset Field Overlook, near Milepost 78.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is an approximately 1.5-mile hike down to the falls from the overlook.
The Added Lure: To considerably up the ante, try approaching the falls via the 5.6 mile Cornelius Creek loop. Winding through the Jefferson National Forest, with something like 90 percent of the trail proceeding directly alongside or within eyeshot of running water, this walk is well worth the effort.
Here’s how to get there: From I-81, just past Buchanan, take exit 168. Follow Route 614 through Arcadia and turn left at the North Creek Campground sign onto FR-59. Trailhead is located at the end of the road.
Grab a Bite: Located a short jaunt from the falls, in Bedford you’ll find the Olde Liberty Station restaurant. As a tastefully renovated historical railroad station, its interior alone is worth the trip. And the food—classic Americana—won’t disappoint.