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Balcony Falls Trail

  Actually the trail derives it's name from two sources. The magnificent view of a set of rapids on the James River known as Balcony Falls; but in addition, the original trail, which slowly descends to the River ending near the rapids, does in fact end at a water fall made up from Big Cove Branch. The trail has been abandoned, but treads still remain and it is well worth the hike.
Says David Bice

There is NO WATERFALL at the end, or the middle or the
    beginning of Balcony FALLS Trail. If you are not interested in waterfalls, then the trail is beautiful, and the climb is invigorating. It makes a good day trip from the city.
Says Dallas Wesley

Hiking trails are all
over the Blue Ridge Mountains where you can absorb the beauty of these mountains. Balcony Falls Trail is a long drive away from Lynchburg but it is a good trail. Time to get out and breathe some fresh air, and if you happen to be in Rockbridge County of Virginia, Balcony Falls Trail is a great local trail for doing a bit of leg stretching.
As long as you like the outdoors you will like Virginia. Get soaked paddling on James River; a splendid location to
take a look at close by is Sawmill Hollow. Having a splendid time in the Blue Ridge Mountains is painless. Paddling on James River is so much fun, and don't forget to take a wonderful little visit to Maury River. At Balcony Falls Trail you always meet someone from Glasgow.



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These outdoors activities are available near Balcony Falls Trail.
 Trails Near Balcony Falls Trail:
Hunting Creek Trail, Bedford County , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Balcony Falls Trail:
Matts Creek Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Glasgow , 3 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone At Natural Bridge, Natural Bridge Station , 3 miles away
Johns Hollow Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Big Island , 5 miles away
Hopper Creek Group, Natural Bridge Station , 5 miles away
Smith Tract Campground, Rockbridge County , 6 miles away
 Whitewater Near Balcony Falls Trail:
James River, Rockbridge/ Amherst County , 1 miles away, Class II-III - 5 miles long (Glasgow to Snowden)
James River, Amherst/ Bedford County , 5 miles away, Class I-II - 29 miles long (Snowden to Six Mile)
Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County , 10 miles away, Class II-III(V+) - 1.25 miles long (Eastfields to Walker's Creek)
North Creek, Botetourt County , 10 miles away, Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Campground to Jennings Creek)
Marl Creek, Rockbridge County , 11 miles away, Class IV-V - 0.2 miles long (roadside Route 706)
 Public Lands Near Balcony Falls Trail:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 31 miles away
Douthat State Park, Virginia , 28 miles away
Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Virginia , 31 miles away
 Hotels Near Balcony Falls Trail:
The Natural Bridge Historic Hotel, Natural Bridge , 6 miles away
Econo Lodge Lexington, Lexington , 8 miles away
The Georges Inn, Lexington , 9 miles away
Days Inn Lexington, Lexington , 10 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lexington, VA, Lexington , 10 miles away

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