Wigwam Falls in Virginia

Wig Wam Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Wigwam Falls in Rockbridge Country, Virginia

Wigwam Falls barely qualifies as a waterfall – it is a small cascade – but worth a visit when you are traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The main attraction at this stop (officially called Yankee Horse Ridge Parking Area) is the short reconstruction of a narrow gauge railroad track. In the early 1900’s the Blue Ridge was logged to the ground and a network of railroads were built.

Wigwam Falls railroad track
Wigwam Falls railroad track

You can walk the short 0.2 mile loop trail to view the tracks and to see Wigwam Falls at the far end.

Yankee Horse Overlook - Wigwam Falls
Yankee Horse Overlook – Wigwam Falls


At mile 34.4 along the Blue Ridge Parkway, park in the small pullout (Yankee Horse Ridge).

Please see our Virginia Waterfall Map for precise locations.

Wigwam Falls Parking
Wigwam Falls Parking

Read the exhibition then walk the short 0.2 mile trail. It is not steep but the anti-clockwise direction is a bit easier.

Trail Map-WigWam Falls
Trail Map-Wigwam Falls (click to enlarge)