Rose River Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Syria, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Phone died before I finished it! The trek back up was a doozy... beautiful waterfalls all the way though.
Compared to Cabinet Mountain Wilderness trails in Montana this trail is easy. Still would highly recommend it in spring or fall depending on your preference for wildflowers or changing leaves. Oh and wear good hiking shoes portion of this trail will require good leverage.
loved this trail. hiked with our boys ages 8 and 10. recommend making the left on the horse trail after crossing Skyline Drive so you can walk uphill along the river (better views).
Beautiful hike, always something new, lots of water. Weather just cooling, Shenandoah is spectacular
This was a fun trail. We stopped on a flat rock near water to have a short picnic about 1/4 of the way through, and then again for a snack next to a river later on, so there were definitely a few nice areas to sit and relax. We also climbed down to a small pool of calm water that looked like it would have been great for swimming. Lots of diversity on the trail. The views along the way were great, but the "main view" wasn't as amazing as I'd assumed it would be. However, that was made up for by the views along the way, making it still worth it and worth the 5 stars.
Climbing down the falls made this well worth the hike. It is beautiful and not very crowded
Several cascades and waterfall. Places to swim/wade. Leads straight to dark hollows falls. Beautiful scenery. Moderately challenging