Short Hike to Pauls Creek Waterslide

Departure Address: Pauls Creek Cir, Nellysbord, VAMap

Coordinates: 37.92095260613159,-78.86710937009889 Map

Parking: PaulsCreek Cir Cul-De-SacMap

Total Distance: 3 miles

Food and Drinks: Eateries Along Rt 151 or Picnic at Rodes FarmMap


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 Gear: Hiking Shoes, Water Sport Aqua Shoes, Picnic Basket

Recommended Books and Videos: Great Virginia Getaways and Adventures

Recommended Meetups and Other Groups: Get Hiking! Charlottesville

Recommended Websites and Blogs: Wintergreen Resort



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