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Located in, and now owned by Washington County Virginia, northwest of Bristol, Abrams Falls is a 75’ plunge waterfall surrounded by pristine wilderness. The riparian area provides habitat for flora and fauna typical of the southern Appalachian highlands. A fragile ecosystem, rare plants and animals have been identified by naturalists in surveys over the years.

For more information about Abrams Falls, please visit The Mendota Trail Website

Indemnification, Hold Harmless, Assumption of Risk and Waiver


In consideration of my voluntary use of the Abram Falls trails, I agree to indemnify, defend and
hold harmless, The Washington County Board of Supervisors, County Administrator and their
officers, agents, employees, heirs and estate (hereinafter collectively referred to as the
“County”) from any claims, dangers, and actions of any kind or nature, whether at law or in
equity, arising from my utilization of these trails. I realize that my participation in this activity
involves risk of injury, including but not limited to falls, the effects of weather (including high
heat, humidity or freezing temperatures), the conditions of the terrain and which may result in
tendonitis, strains, bursitis, fractures, delayed muscle soreness, contusions, abrasions, eye
damage, and even the possibility of death. Also, I recognize that there are many other risks of
injury including serious and disabling injuries, which may arise due to my participation in this
activity, and that it is not possible to specifically list each and every individual injury risk. By
signing this form I desire, consent and voluntarily choose to take part in all such activities.
Knowing the material risks and appreciating, knowing and reasonably anticipating that other
injuries and death is a possibility, I assume all the risks normally incident to the nature of the
activities and agree that the County will not be responsible for any damages or injuries resulting
to me.
I hereby give my permission for the County staff to seek appropriate medical attention for me
should I be unable to authorize it myself. I understand that any injury incurred and the resulting
medical expense from that injury will be my responsibility and the County will not be
responsible for any related expenses.
I therefore release any and all rights or claims for damages against the County and all individuals
assisting in instructing and conducting these activities, for any and all injuries, loss or damage
suffered by my participation, or in any way connected with, these activities.


By signing below, I signify agreement to all the terms and releases stated on this registration
form.