Little Devils Stairs Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Washington, VA that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is an amazing trail. The Autumn foliage was pretty nice. I will most definitely do this trail again.
Great leg workout
Trail exceeded expectations! So much fun going up this trail.
The climb is challenging, but the scenery is great. The fireroad is an easy hike back to the parking area.
Great hike, as many are in SNP
Seen a large bear cub right near the trail head in the steam bed, which made the hike that much better
After doing this hike I hiked Big Devils Stairs
Much easier hike with a great view from a large rock
Old Rag Mountain Hike I highly recommend
Great Rock Scramble and views
I like the trail, but it was a little crowded
Great views beautiful trail along the waterfalls and streams! I can't wait to go again!
It was rather foggy the day I went but it was pretty cool seeing the cemetery in the fog. It gave us a eerie feeling. The streams were nice and not too high.
Very nice hike. Nice steep climb up going back and fourth over a creek with massive rock formations. Found snakes and salamanders on the way. We took the fire road down due to time issues which was relaxing and easy. Would much rather do the longer route.
Stairs are the biggest adventure in this trail, overall trail is only 3.5 mile but if someone is serious hiker than add a loop, we can stretch up to 8 miles. Beautiful we view from every water crossing, I got a rain in all my trail therefore it's very slippery that is the reason it's 4 star otherwise 3. But very nice workout.
Started at the parking area which was a little crowded earlier in the day. Hike up was strenuous but beautiful. Met several families and people with small dogs on the fire road but not many on the trail itself. You are hiking up a creek through a canyon and crossing several times. Need to watch your footing closely and a walking stick comes in real handy if you over 50 like me.
Very strenuous on the way up but completely worth it 10/10 would recommend
Pretty nice trail. Cool waterfall.
We hiked the roughly 10 mile loop up Little Devils Stairs, across Pole Bridge, down Piney Branch, and finished with Hogback over to the Kaiser Run Fire Road, ending at the park boundary.
Overall the hike follows water most of the way up and back down, so there are quite a few water crossings and some falls to check out along the way (bring extra socks haha). It was beautiful late October. LDS was really fun to climb. It took a bit of time and energy to ascend, so the easier hike down Piney Branch was a really nice follow up.
Fire roads always sound boring to me, so if you have the time and energy to do the longer route I think it was worth it.