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Stiles Falls is a beautiful 40-foot waterfall located on Camp Alta Mons property in Shawsville, approximately 45 minutes from Roanoke.

Note that the trail is closed to the public while summer camps and winter camps are in session. Specific summer and winter camp dates can be viewed on the Camp Alta Mons website.

Dogs are also allowed to join the hike –  just be sure to clean up after them. Camp Alta Mons is a great place to plan a quick day trip or a weekend getaway by booking a retreat in an assortment of cabins or RV and tent camping.


  • About 3 miles round trip

Hike It

  • Starting at the camp office, walk up the road past the swimming pool, the retreat center, and the pond.
  • Continue down the dirt road until you see a sign indicating “Falls.”
  • Follow the trail to the falls crossing the creek three times before reaching the falls.
  • The trail is marked with white blazes and should end with a rock scramble.
  • Be sure to pick up any trash that may be left behind from your hike/visit.


From Roanoke – Take Exit 132 at Dixie Caverns onto Route 11/460 towards Shawsville. Continue for about 8 miles then turn left onto Alleghany Spring Road (Route 637). After approximately 6 miles, Camp Alta Mons will be on the right. Park your vehicle at the front of the property and walk up the road to the trail. Visitors should park at the front of the property and walk to the trailhead.

Add-On Adventures

  • Grab a beer and lunch or dinner at nearby Bull and Bones Brewhaus & Grill in Blacksburg.
  • Enjoy both Low and High Ropes courses offered at Camp Alta Mons. Perfect for team building and leadership skills.
  • Watch a drive-in movie by visiting the Starlite Drive-In Theater. Click here for movie options and times.

Nearby Breweries

  • Bull & Bones Brewhaus and Grill Expand Collapse

    Bull & Bones Brewhaus and Grill is a locally-owned brewpub with both an upscale dining room and a separate sports bar with a casual dining area. The brewpub is located in “First and Main” in Blacksburg on South Main Street. Fresh lager and ale is handcrafted and served on site and the brewery is visible through glass walls throughout the restaurant.

Nearby Wineries

  • AmRhein’s Wine Cellars Expand Collapse

    AmRhein’s Wine Cellars, a family-owned winery since 1999, is at an elevation of 2,500 feet just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 136.

    Just 20 minutes from Roanoke and less than two hours from Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Greensboro, N.C. Specializing in Virginia-style wines from 100 percent estate grown grapes with 35,000 vines in three vineyard locations (Bent Mountain, Franklin County, and Botetourt) producing more than 15 different wines. Sit on the veranda and enjoy the cool mountain breezes, while sampling a few award-winning wines.

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