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The Outside Family Vacation Guide named Virginias Douthat State Park one of the nation's 10 best. The park, which straddles Bath and Alleghany counties, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Douthat is one of the original six Virginia State Parks that opened June 15, 1936. It's nestled in the Allegheny Mountains and features some of Virginias most outstanding scenery. In addition, a 50-acre lake offers swimming, boating and seasonal trout fishing.

Went in late fall so the waterfall wasn't all that great. Pretty moderate hike. The app takes you to the WRONG entrance, find the correct directions here: http://www.hikingupward.com/OVH/BlueSuckFalls/

This is a good hike when done as a loop with Tuscarora Overlook and Stony Run Trail. You'll climb most of the mountain on this trail so it is mostly uphill with lots of switchbacks. Great overlooks and places to rest along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail to descend from Blue Suck Falls trail and the Tuscarora Overlook. Well maintained. The trail gets very narrow I'm certain parts and the loose rocks are a little much after a mile or so. This trail crosses over Stony Run Creek several times. Note: part of this trail is shared with horses... Beware of the manure!

hiking
2 months ago

Looks like the best time to hike the falls is after alot of rain or just after the snow melts at the end of winter. Instagram shows some awesome waterfall pics proving my point

hiking
4 months ago

Went hiking on a hot July day. Was nicely shaded so we were not dying from the sun yet...Beautiful views, not too difficult. Highly recommend this trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail for descending from Tuscarora Overlook trail. There is close to 10 switchbacks going up past Stony Run Falls. The trail is well maintained and is an excellent opportunity for hiking or mountain biking.

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice trail. Shared it with a few mountain bikers that day. The trail crossed the stream a few times. Switchbacks helped with the elevation gain. Overall, I'd rate it moderate to strenuous. Great hike - can't wait to go again.

Awesome park!

This park is five minutes from my home. It's become my favorite playground. It's beautiful year round, and the trail system is rewarding, fun, and pretty much perfect. I go out for the day, or just to spend a couple of hours, and never get tired of walking these trails. Difficulty ranges from casual and easy to demanding and exhausting, and you can link the trails together in a seemingly endless set of combinations. Living this close to this park is the very best thing about my hometown.

mountain biking
3 years ago

Seriously, as a semi-pro MTB rider, one of the best damned trail systems in the mid-east USA....(understatement)

This is a nice little hike and a great place to cool off on a hot day. I will upload some photos soon.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice hike, dry conditions so there was not too much water running, could be 'interesting' hike after very heavy rains! Did the loop from the park office, up Wilson creek to beards gap to mountain top trail for the lookout then back down on bushy hollow.

mountain biking
5 years ago

What a great mountain biking trail. Intermediate to advanced riding. We rode 8 miles up and 4 miles down. Uphill climbs stayed moderate but were long. 13 switchbacks and your at the top. U start at about 600 feet and end up at 3500 Absolutely stunning views. Just try not to die on the downhill. Very fast and well marked trail system. We rode a 13 mile loop.