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Stiles Falls Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 499' 152 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 1,934' 590 m
Low: 1,482' 452 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Steve Creech

A short run to a beautiful waterfall.

Steve Creech

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Visit altamons.org/hiking.html to see if the trail is open to the public when you want to visit. It is closed when camp is in session and during icy or snowy weather. Please respect camp property and leave it better than you found it.

Description

The Stiles Falls Trail leads to the beautiful 50 foot Stiles Falls. This trail is completely on the property of Camp Alta Mons, run by the United Methodist Church, and the camp is amazingly gracious to allow the public to use the trail when camp is not in session (mostly summer) and there is not snow and ice on the trail. Please check out altamons.org/hiking.html to see when it is okay to use the trail.

Please park at the parking area next to the bath house (on the right as you pull into the driveway). From here, follow signage to continue south along the main camp road. The road makes its way through the camp and crosses Purgatory Creek on a bridge into an open field. After passing by the field and house at the end of the field, follow the signs to the left at the junction with the Boy Scout Loop and Christmas Tree Mountain Trail. The trail becomes singletrack at this point and parallels Purgatory Creek to its end at Stiles Falls. The trail rock-hops across the creek three times before reaching the falls. It takes a bit of scrambling to get to the base.

Be sure to respect camp property and respect others at the camp!

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Land Manager: Camp Alta Mons

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The reward at the end of the climb
Oct 9, 2017 near Shawsville, VA
Scrambling to the base of Stiles Falls
Oct 9, 2017 near Shawsville, VA
Cooling off at the base of the falls
Oct 9, 2017 near Shawsville, VA

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