Little Devils Stairs Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Washington, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Pretty awesome hike that gives you a little bit of everything. The first two miles are rough, very steep incline and very rocky. Some very pretty waterfalls along the way. After that, it's smooth sailing. When you get to the top you will want to take a left down the fire road to get back to the parking lot, unless you plan to extend your hike further, I think going further leads you to the Appalachian trail. The majority of the hike is downhill along the fire road. Still very pretty, there is a small overlook along the fire road, as well as a beautiful cemetery. Was a great hike overall, however I wouldn't recommend for out of shape people, small kids, or dogs.
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
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
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.
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