Powerhouse Falls, Independence VA

by jennifer
(hillsville VA)

Great waterfall. I grew up playing in the water there. I've even slid down the falls when they're low. They are definitely worth seeing. From route 58 in Independence turn onto Powerhouse Rd.(at the Nautilus sign) At the stop sign turn right and go about a mile and a half(past the Grayson County Recreation Park). Right past the bridge turn left into the parking area. They have started turning it into a park of sorts with picnic tables etc. It's a really nice waterfall that not alot of people really know about. A mill used to operate on the site. The rock columns that held the water wheel are still there. Just be careful on the rocks! Can be very slippery at base of falls. You can actually walk right up to the base! Sorry not able to upload a pic at this time, but take my word for it it's definitely worth checking out if you like waterfalls!

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Jun 01, 2014
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walking places
by: Anonymous

New River Trail State Park 52 miles of walking! Starts/Ends in Galax/ or Fries! Hillsville Upper Beaver Dam Trail on Beaver Dam Road at the bottom of the hill from the Library - 1 mile one way nice creek and pretty place for a stroll.

May 15, 2014
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New to he area and looking for great walking trails
by: GregnVA

I just moved to the Galax area this past January and I am looking for places to take my dogs on trails in the area. Please email me if you have any ideas of places to walk in the area, I cant wait to visit this waterfall! Thanks for any ideas. Please email me at greginva@comcast.net

Apr 16, 2013
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Also called Peach Bottom Falls
by: Anonymous

Powerhouse Falls are also called Peach Bottom Falls. A video that never shows more a bit of the entire falls at once can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=809LmCMzUOg.
Photos can be seen at http://www.panoramio.com/photo/41707388.

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