Hike to Wigwam Falls

Yankee Horse Ridge Parking Area - Search Nearby - Added by Spenser Reid

Distance: 1 mile roundtrip. Minimal elevation gain. Beautiful waterfall. Shaded trail. Remnants of an old logging railroad. Ice-cold water, great for drinking and cooling off.

The Yankee Horse Ridge Parking Area is located at milepost 34.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From the parking area, follow the rock steps to the railroad tracks and turn right. Follow the tracks the stream and turn left. Proceed on the path to the bridge in front of the 30 ft. waterfall.

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

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Jason Woolard

almost 2 years ago

Not Even Close To 1 Mile Round Trip

This is ok to stop and see if you happen to be driving by but not worth going out of the way to see. Not a hike whatsoever. This is more of a sight seeing.

Decent Waterfall

Short little hike, but if you're just stopping by and want to get a quick view of a waterfall then it's perfect. The railroad is an added point of interest.

Nice Waterfall

To get to this waterfall isn't really a "hike" since it's about 100 feet off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There's not enough water to swim here, since the waterfall is usually a trickle in the summer. Wigwam Falls is still a great place to explore. Be to sure to walk a little bit on the old railroad, which is especially beautiful in the fall after some leaves have fallen on the ground.

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