Little Stony Falls Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Little Stony Falls Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dungannon, VA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles 870 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips




wild flowers





over grown


washed out

This is a beautiful hike gradually going uphill along a stream. Parts are very rocky along the trail, parts are over grown with several trees down blocking the trail but passable. You cross three bridges that are well constructed. The stream is full of beautiful rock formations all along the way.

7 days ago

Really great hike.

28 days ago

This is a beautiful trail offering two nice waterfalls, a third smaller waterfall, cascades, boulder strewn stream, and rock formations as you hike into the gorge. The trail is very well marked and bridges are sturdy and in great condition. You can hike in from Little Stony Falls parking area or Hanging Rock Recreation area. It is 2.7 miles one way. The trail, however, and the reason for giving 4 stars, is a bit rugged in places. There are lots of rocks and roots, and one area, I think where a rock slide or a trail collapse occurred, where the trail was simply covered with rocks that had to be crossed. That area wasn't over 20 yards long. There were also several trees across the trail, but they were simple climb over or under as the side limbs didn't get in the way of passing. The Little Stony is stocked with trout, but it is catch and release only. The scenery is gorgeous along this trail, top notch, but allow ample time for hiking because several areas are slow going.

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3 months ago

great hike amazing views and rock formations!

4 months ago

Loved it !!!

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3 years ago

This trail is fairly easy to the falls. There are many downed trees some that have fallen on the path. It is worth the hike from the bottom of the trail for all of the rock formations both in and around the stream. In summer it is heavily populated near the falls as you can park above the falls and it's a short walk down. A few parts of the trail are washed out.