Upper Dark Hollow Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Syria, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
Some nice steep incline on way back. Pretty waterfall Some real crowds on weekend do best on weekdays for peace and whiet
Great Starter hike to get used to the change in elevation. I suggest brining a back pack as this trail is close to the visitor center and cabins it gets a lot of use and if you hate litter you'll be cursing people as you pick it up the whole way down and back up. Pets aren't allowed since it is heavily used. It is fun to watch some women trying to look sexy walking down the dirt trail in high heels. Lots of rocks to climb up or down and if you hit it right fish in the stream going down to the Falls