Height: 60 feet
The Walk/Access: Begin at camp Alta Mons in Shawsville. Park at the camp office, then walk up the main road past a swimming pool, retreat center and pond. Continue hiking for about .8 miles and you will see a sign for the falls. With very little climbing, the round-trip hike totals a breezy 3.5 miles.
The Added Lure: Bring a big group and nab a primitive campsite, cabin, or cottage at the Alta Mons Retreat ($15 a night for campsites). Explore the retreat’s additional trails and, if you are particularly adventurous, take a stab at the camp’s ‘Challenge Course’—a brand new team-oriented obstacle course that includes a variety of really cool rope-based aerial challenges culminating in a zip-line run through the tree tops.For more info on the course, visit altamons.org/challenge-course-rental
Grab a Bite: At The Summit restaurant in Christiansburg, you’ll find great Victorian ambience coupled with chef, Abdul H. Shiraki’s “Best Chef’s of America”-nominated Mediterranean and other distinctive cuisines. Perfect for an exotic end to a great afternoon.