Dismal Falls is a 15-foot staircase of rock ledges in Dismal Creek. The sound and spray of the running water is as invigorating as it is beautiful. The trail to the falls is a short, 1/10 mile climb down to the creek where there are plenty of flat rocks to sit on. Dangle your toes in the water or enjoy a picnic lunch in this scenic spot.
Trail Open To:
At a Glance
Open Year Round
Bland, VA - GILES COUNTY
No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
From I-77: Take exit 52 toward Bland, VA, and turn right onto Highway 42. Continue for 14 miles on Highway 42 and turn left on SR 606. Travel one mile and turn right on SR 671 / FR 201 (Dismal Creek Road). Parking is one more mile ahead on the right.
Trail Etiquette: Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way. Hikers should yield to horses. Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers. Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.