Dark Hollow Falls Trail

HARD 83 reviews
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Dark Hollow Falls Trail is a 1.5 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, walking, and birding and is accessible from April until October.

1.5 miles 593 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

walking

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Dark Hollow Falls is one of the closest scenic falls to the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Learn about black bears, wildflowers, and enjoy the falls as President Thomas Jefferson did back in the day.

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1 day ago

it is a nice waterfall up on Skyline Drive I enjoyed it another good waterfall on Skyline Drive is overall Falls you have to walk the Tuscarora

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3 months ago

This trail is beautiful, definitely go in the early morning to avoid a lot of pedestrian traffic. I wouldn't rate this as a hard trail, more moderate.

Great hike, 2 year old hiked to falls and back most of the way. Carried him for the steep and slippery area back up. We both enjoyed it, took our time, very enjoyable, especially when he listens!

hiking
3 months ago

Really great trail. Hike down to the falls is quite leisurely, but the hike back is almost entirely uphill and can be difficult, especially since this trail is quite heavily trafficked (for good reason -- the views are beautiful). Definitely recommend

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Very steep, but worth it!

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4 months ago

We did this in conjunction with Rose River Trail, and it was definitely a nice combination. The falls on this trail were a nice picnic spot with some flat rocks to sit on and watch. There were lots of people on the trail, and we saw a bear with 3 cubs along the way. Seeing the bears was fine except that other people were getting too close and were more concerned with their selfies than their safety. The trail itself, though, was fine, and we certainly enjoyed the views along the way.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

This trail is very popular and is busy during the summer months. I would rate this trail easy to moderate. It's uphill the whole way out, but it is a short hike. The rocks can be slippery when wet. Good footwear is important. Pets are not allowed. I thought it was worth going to lower falls and less crowed. The upper falls were very picturesque. The very top of the falls you can walk out onto the rocks and look down onto to the cascade of the waterfall.