Little Devils Stairs Trail

HARD 45 reviews
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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.

5.3 miles 1541 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Great hike
Took the extended loop along piney river and ended the hike with the little devil stair. Would recommend doing that first. It is the hardest part of the trail
Total was 7.4 miles

29 days ago

First 1-2 miles pretty hard, the little canyon was nice and the river all along the first 2 miles. Then is pretty much walking on the top then the descended passing the historic cemetery then the parking lot, aprox 3-5 hours

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1 month ago

Enjoyable trail that has you crossing water more than a few times. Some challenging areas to climb.
Walked the fire road back - it's long but easier by far.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an amazing trail. The Autumn foliage was pretty nice. I will most definitely do this trail again.
Great leg workout

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Trail exceeded expectations! So much fun going up this trail.

hiking
2 months ago

The climb is challenging, but the scenery is great. The fireroad is an easy hike back to the parking area.

3 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

I like the trail, but it was a little crowded

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Great views beautiful trail along the waterfalls and streams! I can't wait to go again!

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7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

Very strenuous on the way up but completely worth it 10/10 would recommend

8 months ago

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9 months ago

Pretty nice trail. Cool waterfall.

10 months ago