Doyles River Falls Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Crozet, VA that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
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. At mile 81.1, park in the Doyles River parking area where you will find a large trailhead with directions.
This is a nice trail but it is straight down on the way in and straight up on the way back. It was quite crowded the day we were there, but it was a beautiful day. The waterfalls had been reduced to something of a trickle because this autumn has been so dry.
It was a great trail! Kicked my butt. It's a "what goes down must come up" kind of trail. Would do it again in a heart beat.
One of my favorite trails on Skyline. Not too long and not too short for a good day hike to some amazing waterfalls. You'll come to a small waterfall first, probably 20 feet or so, and then comes a larger waterfall - one great for photos and climbing around. Keep hiking down and you'll come to the big waterfall which is astounding at sunset. The hike back up can be intense to the novice hiker, but not difficult for the experienced. Great location for the photographer to shoot water photos on the two larger waterfalls. If you're on Skyline for a few days, definitely make a stop here!
We did the Jones Run/Doyles River combo. We loved it! Beautiful scenery and a great combination of a relaxing hike and a challenging work out. We took our two dogs, and they loved it, too. We even saw a little black bear, which made the day even more special. Definitely one of our favorites!
hiked this one again, great as always there was still plenty of water for being this late in the season. its best to combine jones run but just the down and back is rewarding as well.
We did this as part of the Doyles River and Jones Run loop. This is a beautiful waterfall hike and you'll see even more if you do the whole loop. Combined it was 7 miles. This is off of skyline drive in the Sheandoah National Park. The only drawback was having to pay the fee to get into the park but it was well worth it.