Lands Run Falls Trail is a 1 mile out and back trail located near Front Royal, VA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Very easy hike with two kids and a dog!
We had an enjoyable out and back hike down a fire road to a small stream (Lands Run) to see a small cascade. This trail is also known as the Hickerson Hollow Trail. We parked at the Lands Run parking area (no restrooms) at MP 9.2 on Skyline Drive.
Nice little falls with a lovely down and back trail to Browntown. Great on horseback. This hike is an easy one, best done in the fall as the trail is lined with bright yellow leaves.
Went with a dog, 8 and 11 year old. It was easy. Just walked what appeared to be a logging road. Was a climb out. Fun day, no reason to go back.
It wasn't anything special. It's a fire road with lots of loose gravel, made the walk slick and footing poor. Not really any views, the falls kind of pop up out of nowhere and the fire road continues. The summer view of the falls was unimpressive but water on a trail always gets a star. NPS has some leftover piping from installing the drainage system along the trail. The trail is basically downhill from the parking lot, steep in places. Not clear where the trail ends at the falls- fire road. Meh.
For an easy-rated hike, this was perfect with kids and dogs. Be prepared for the uphill on the way back!
Quick, mostly level trail with a nice waterfall at the end. mostly downhill from the trailhead. Watch out for horse droppings!
Took a 6 and a 10 year old on a winter hike there. It was fun and easy for them. We had a nice little picnic in a spot overlooking the melting falls. The way back wasn't bad, but my little one had to stop for a break a few times, mostly because I wore him out before we even made it to the trail.
Fun Hike and nice waterfall at the end. It's pretty steep on the way back up though. Just be prepared for that.
Nice little trail, and perfect beginner trail. The waterfall is actually quite nice given how short the trail is. I went with my 8 month old beagle and my 6 year old daughter and we had no problems. Had to stop once or twice on the way back up the his but good walk and didn't take long.
A nice walk down the fire road but a steep-ish climb back. Sighted bears (mostly cubs) near the small parking area the last two times we were there. Hickerson Hollow Trail (blazed yellow, 2mi down-and-back trl) and Dickey Ridge Trail (8.2mi trl) can also be accessed from the small parking area, both are nice hikes. We run into very few fellow hikers here.
Tom said it all. Be sure to read the posts clearly so you know you're on the right path. Great spot for some photos but be ready for a hike back uphill.
Short trail to some small falls. Nice easy walk down but a little uphill on the way back.