Ingredients: a short out-and-back hike (2 miles easy), refreshing swimming holes and water slides, then a noonish picnic/bbq/grill at the Rodes Farm at the pool or pond! Bring meat or vegies for grilling - I will have charcoal!
Area's favorite swimming holes! At the end of this valley hike near Crawford's Knob is a series of cascading waterfalls. The rock surfaces of the falls have been smoothed by thousands of years of rushing water.
Check the weather forecast - in summer you want to return before the afternoon thunderstorms start ;8-)
DIRECTIONS: From Nellysford on Route 151, turn west onto Monocan Drive and drive to the end, then take a left on Rodes Valley Drive, left on Crawfords Climb and right on Paul’s Creek Cul-de-sac.
You can start from the UVa Fontaine Research Park parking lots at for a carpool or at the trail head in the Rockfish Valley.
Recommended Books and Videos: Great Virginia Getaways and Adventures
Recommended Meetups and Other Groups: Get Hiking! Charlottesville
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