Bottom Creek Gorge / Bent Mountain Falls
|Type:||Day Hike - Out and Back|
|Distance (Total):||5.0 miles / 8.0 km|
|Hiking Season:||- All Year Long|
|Things To See:||- Meadows - River - Waterfalls - Wildflowers - Wildlife - Woods|
|Rating:||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|
|Nearby Town:||Roanoke, Virginia, United States|
Forming the headwaters of the Roanoke River, Bottom Creek Gorge boasts spectacular scenery: the second highest waterfall in Virginia, virgin hemlocks and hundreds of wildflowers.
Bottom Creek is a powerful mountain stream that forms a stair-step series of broad-basin waterfalls known as the "kettles." One of the headwater streams of the South Fork of the Roanoke River, Bottom Creek boasts a 200-foot high waterfall. Flanking Bottom Creek are forests of mixed hardwoods (tulip poplar, maple, oak, hickory) and upland meadows. Five rare species thrive in this habitat.
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