Cedar Run Falls Trail is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Syria, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Front Royal, VA: Skyline Drive travels the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Mile markers are placed along the right-hand side of the road heading south. They are numbered from north to south beginning at the northern terminus in Front Royal, Virginia. Facilities, trails and park features use the mile markers as points of reference. Park at the Hawksbill Gap parking area just beyond milepost 45. Trail post is on the east side of the Drive.
An advanced hike with a steep and rocky terrain that never let's up. I love these kinds of hiked and really enjoyed it! There's a rock slide 40 minutes down. That was a lot of fun!!
The trail opposite of this one has a very nice view at the top over looking everything. Steep incline though.
i agree with Danielle that this is a grueling hike. Coming back up seems to go on for ever. The trail climbs 1500 feet in less than 2 miles. If that don't make your calves burn you must be in great shape. The last time I did it was seven years ago so maybe it will be easy by now. LOL This waterfall was not much to see but it probably improves with heavy rain.
I've completed 9 out of the 10 waterfall trails in the park and this one by far was the most grueling with the least reward at the end. The terrain never let up - incredibly rocky and steep throughout!