GET WET! Lower Shamokin Falls in Nelson County

Departure Address: Old Stoney Creek RoadMap

Coordinates: 37.9194723,-78.9136216, Map

Parking: End of Old Stoney Creek Road at GateMap

Total Distance: 3.5 miles roundtrip

Food and Drinks: Nellysford Valley CenterMap

GET WET!! Lower Shamokin Falls (Nelson County) 4.5 mile easy BUT...

Easy 4.5 mile ( total ) hike BUT...a rocky climb near the end. To get to the swimming hole, you have to be able to scale up and down an 8-10 ft high boulder. 3 creek crossings on the way.

Optional additional swimming hole and slide hike afterwards. .6 mile each way.

Carpool from Wegmans, parking aisle #6, and meet me at Valley Green Shopping Center in Nellysford (on Rt 151 near Devils Backbone, Bold Rock etc).

Lunch afterwards at one of the breweries in Nellysford. Bring a change of clothes.

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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