Falls Ridge (Cancelled- See Bottom Creek Gorge instead)
The hike is located in Montgomery County,southeast of Blacksburg in Falls Ridge preserve. Part of a steep, rugged ridge that rises from the valley in the North Fork of the Roanoke River, Falls Ridge Preserve boasts a spring-fed travertine waterfall approximately 80 feet in height. Salem Fault runs through the preserve, dividing it into two different rock types: Precambrian limestone and shale/sandstone. The corresponding difference in soil types generates a diversity of vegetation, particularly wildflowers and smaller flora.
Dogs are not permitted on this hike.
We will hike the loop trail around the Falls and then take a trail that gradually climbs up the mountain. We will stop for lunch or snack on top of the ridge.
There is a $3 carpool fee.