Frozen Waterfall Season!

January 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm 4 comments

Greetings from Blacksburg, Virginia! I have meetings in town in the coming week and Ryan came up with me over the weekend to help me empty out a storage unit. When I checked the weather forecast, I got very excited to see the highs have been in the 20’s for some time.

Do you know what that means?!?!?

Frozen Waterfalls!

“Operation U-haul” finished much earlier than expected today. That left Ryan and I with just enough daylight to check out the waterfall at the Falls Ridge Nature Preserve. Enjoy!

Falls Ridge - Top of Falls
Waterfall at Falls Ridge

Falls Ridge - Vicky and Frozen Falls
Me at Falls

Falls Ridge - Ryan and Falls
Ryan with Ice

More pictures of our trip to Falls Ridge can be found on my Flickr site.

Falls Ridge Preserve

Length: You can make it as long or as short as you want

Elevation Gain: Flat, except for a hill to the top of the falls.

Driving and Parking: The final approach to the preserve is a flat gravel road. There is plenty of parking.

Directions from Blacksburg, VA

From Main Street, turn on Ellett Road.
Turn left on Jennelle Road and cross over railroad tracks
Turn right on Den Hill Road
Turn left on Northfork
Turn right on Falls Ridge Rd.
Turn left immediately after the railroad tracks and follow the gravel road to the preserve.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sheer  |  January 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Don’t remind me. I still have a storage shed in orange county that needs emptied.

    Reply
  • 2. Frozen Cascades 2010 « TGAW  |  January 10, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    [...] 10, 2010 Ryan had to leave Blacksburg at noon today to return to Elizabeth City. But it’s Frozen Waterfall Season! I couldn’t in good conscience let him leave without seeing Pembroke’s 69 foot [...]

    Reply
  • 3. Michele Leonard  |  February 11, 2014 at 11:04 am

    How long is the trail to the falls?

    Reply
    • 4. tgaw  |  February 11, 2014 at 11:35 am

      For the waterfall in the Falls Ridge Nature Preserve, it is a very short walk from the parking lot. I would say it is in the neighborhood of 0.25 miles.

      Reply

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