Height: 12 feet
The Walk/Access: From Duffield’s Fort Blackmore Primary School (214 Big Stoney Creek Rd, Fort Blackmore, VA 24250) follow state Route 619 north (Big Stoney Creek Rd) for 4.4 miles. Turn left onto FR-619 and go another .4 miles to the parking lot/entrance to the 3.2-mile out-and-back Devil’s Fork Loop Trail.
The Added Lure: While the Devil’s Bathtub is located about 1.5 miles in, the DFL Trail continues onward through the Jefferson National Forest, making a loop that’s a hair over 7 miles. Hike the entire route and, along with something like a 1,200-foot elevation change, magical clusters of rhododendron, cool rock formations, and big, old-growth hemlocks, afford yourself the added benefit of checking out Corder Hollow Falls. Located about 3.5 miles into the venture, the falls is around 50 feet tall.
Grab a Bite: For some ultra-premium barbeque, other smoked staples, and a fine selection of microbrews, check out Abingdon’s Bone Fire Smokehouse. If you’re there between Thursday and Sunday, you get the added bonus of hearing some of the best musicians the city has to offer.