Waterfalls of the Little Stony National Recreation Trail

Waterfalls of the Little Stony National Recreation Trail in Scott County, Virginia

The waterfalls of the Little Stony is an iconic destination for waterfall lovers in Virginia!

You can choose between a shorter trail of 1.4 miles (return) to view all three waterfalls, or you can park one vehicle at the top parking area and hike down to a second parking area (at Hanging Rock) for a total hike of 2.8 miles.

These trails and parking areas are shown on our Virginia Waterfalls Map.

As mentioned there are three waterfalls of note and a few small ones further downstream when the creek is running high. Most visitors are satisfied after seeing the big three, leaving the lower part of the trail for hiking enthusiasts.

Middle Falls of the Little Stony
Middle Falls of the Little Stony (click to enlarge)
Lower Falls of the Little Stony
Lower Falls of the Little Stony (click to enlarge)

While in the area, be sure to hike the short trail to a lovely viewpoint – Bear Rock – from where you can look down into the Creek area. See our trail map below.

Bear Rock Vista
Bear Rock Vista

Directions

From the town of Coeburn drive south on VA72. Turn right on SR-664 then left on FR-700 and left on FR-701. Park in the first parking area (on the left) for the Little Stony Creek area. Bathrooms are available in a 2nd parking area about 100 yards further down the road!

The trail is a very gentle downhill profile and rather easy. You will see the Upper Falls after crossing the first bridge and the Middle Falls after crossing the second Bridge. The Lower Falls are a bit further down the trail (0.7 miles).

Watch the slide show below to see the parking and the trail.

Trail Map

Trail Map-Little Stony Creek Falls
Trail Map-Little Stony Creek Falls (click to enlarge)

Trail Profile

 

Little Stony Creek Trail Profile
Little Stony Creek Trail Profile (click to enlarge)

Trail Slide Show