Chestnut Creek Falls in Virginia

Chestnut Creek Falls in New River Trail State Park – Carroll County

Not much of a waterfall in terms of height, but the location of Chestnut Creek Falls makes it a very worthwhile destination!

Chestnut Creek Falls is part of the New River Trail – a 57-mile linear State Park that follows an abandoned railroad. It parallels the scenic and historic New River for 39 miles and passes through four counties and the city of Galax. The trail’s flat profile makes it great for hiking, biking and horseback riding.


The nearest parking is where Iron Ridge Road (607) crosses Chestnut Creek next to the Trail. The town of Fries is nearby. Being a State Park, there is a pay kiosk for parking ($5 in 2018).

Please visit my Virginia Waterfall Map for precise locations.

Then follow the trail and creek upstream for 1 mile until you reach a bridge. You will see the Falls to the left.

Trail Map

Trail Map - Chestnut Creek Falls
Trail Map – Chestnut Creek Falls (click to enlarge)