Text Box: ST.  MARY’S  FALLS
2.5  MILES  OUT / BACK
Text Box:  The trail begins at the back of the parking area and follows the St. Mary’s River up the gorge and into a designated wilderness area. Flooding has wiped out most of the trail, making it hard to follow, and necessitating several stream crossings. The trail will split, with a sign pointing to the falls going left and the continuation of the St Mary’s trail going right. The falls are approx. 1/4 mile further to the left. Going right, the trail climbs along the very scenic Sugartree Branch and deeper into the wilderness. The falls are very popular during the summer so get there early!
Text Box: Driving Directions From Staunton
 Take Interstate 81 South to Exit 213 Greenville/Route 11. Take Route 11 South, through Greenville, for approx. 7 miles to a left turn on Route 56 E towards the Blue Ridge Parkway. Follow 56 for approx. 1 mile to the town of Vesuvius and turn left on Route 608. Bear right under the railroad overpass and take the first right onto Fire Road 41 (The Coal Road). Continue straight (FR41 will turn left) on the gravel road to the parking area. The trail starts at the kiosk at the back of the parking area.