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I'm glad to have found this app as it put me in touch with Caledon State Park. Who knew such a great park was so close. I took my two dogs and arrived Mid-day around 3PM. Parking was $4 and as usual it's cash only. This park has multiple trail options but I took Boyd's hole. Contrary to what the discription of park stated, it was open during summer months. Majority of the trail is shaded by the beautiful large aged trees. It took a bit to get to the potomac as the dogs wanted to sniff around but once we did......what a site! The sand wasn't too beachy so sand didn't get into my shoes. The dogs jumped right in and swam around (on leash of course). There was a picnic table right by the water if you wanted to have lunch. After a good 45 mins at the water we started the hike back. Great experience especially if you have a dog that loves water. Would definitely go again

3 days ago

Hike through dense woods to open up to a vast view point at the top. Short and easy for some amazing views

Easy with kids

hiking
4 days ago

Short but sweet. The stony man summit is really beautiful. The view is just mesmerizing. Easy enough to hike with children. I highly recommend it.

Very pleasant hike, easy walking without too much elevation change. The view is spectacular however it was quite humid the day we were there so visibility wasn’t the greatest.

we went there with a 6 yr old and it was easy. The view from the summit is really breath taking. worth it. it took us close to 1hr 15 mins to complete.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike with variety! It’s rated as easy, but may prove a bit more moderate for some mostly because of stream crossings. Some up and downhill, but mostly pretty level with stream crossings and rock scrambles. Towards the top of the loop there is a small detour up a steep hill that takes you to a couple look outs with beautiful views. Take time to enjoy the couple water falls on the way back. It took about an hour and a half and that included stopping and exploring around too. I really enjoyed this hike!

Steep steps towards bottom. Down all the way in, up reverse. One of the nicest falls in NC. Well worth the hike

Excellent hiking trip. Moderate is a good description. There were some challenging spots, but once you get to the top it’s definitely worth it! It was my first hiking trip in years and we to 5 kids ages 5-8.

hiking
7 days ago

Excellent trail. We hiked after a rain and it was muddy in places, but the waterfall was well worth the wait.

Great trail. Lots of people though. Didn’t expect to be that crowded. Nice waterfall.

hiking
8 days ago

not an easy trail as it is listed. no signs, only painted colors on trees. not for kids by any means, no clear views of any water, muddy, overgrown. don't waste your time.

didnt think it was that difficult to hike to the bathtub , some slippery rock and mud, but that is to be expected hiking along a creek , the water was a bit chilly but crystal clear definitely will do again

Great walk in the woods. The water is beautiful the only downside is there’s no swimming. There are a lot of segways to the water from the trail. The trail was narrow and overgrown near the power lines, which was very noisy. There are a lot of bugs so bring repellant! There also has been bear sightings so be aware and courteous. I would say this trail is closer to moderately strenuous, has some inclines. You can park at either end of the trail. Both $3. The other parking lot is smaller and it is pay by envelope.

hiking
9 days ago

Quick hike to see a waterfall off of the Blue Ridge Parkway! We did this hike in a slight rainfall and it was perfect weather! Falls were the best at that time too.

Great trail been using it since it opened. Well kept and safe, marked every 1/4 mile

This is a great trail that leads to an amazing view! When you see pictures of people standing on a rock ledge in Shenandoah with the mountains behind them, this is the spot. There are a couple of small trails to the left and the right which offer smaller rock overlooks that are equally worth visiting and take about a minute to access. If you want the epic photo, have your hiking partner go to the left trail and snap a picture of you on the main rock crop from the one on the left. You will be glad you did.

hiking
13 days ago

Plenty of parking available.
The trail was very well marked, and despite having rained earlier in the day, it wasn’t overly muddy or slick.
The falls were gorgeous! Definitely worth the hike to see. I strongly recommend hiking the full loop...there are beautiful views all along the way:) took less than 2 hours altogether, including time stopped to enjoy the breathtaking waterfall.

Amazing wildlife! We saw 3 small wolves scampering around, deer, and accidentally walked a few feet from a rattlesnake! We went counterclockwise around the loop, reaching the bathtub at mile 5. The first 1.5 miles were super steep, but all pretty easy after that. The bathtub was gorgeous. We went on a weekday and saw no one on the trail until we got past the bathtub and saw people doing the 4 mile out and back hike. You have to hop over rocks but it had been dry for a week or so and I didn't feel like I ever had to put on the water shoes I brought. definitely go on a weekday- I can see it being kinda cramped and miserable with a whole bunch of people.

trail running
14 days ago

For the immediate area, this is as good as it gets for a trail run if you don't mind running loops. Access to water and restrooms right near the trailhead parking lot which is tucked away behind the carriage museum. Good place to practice fairly steep climbs and descents. Not too busy.

The trailhead parking lot at 36* 51.878N and 081* 56.819W is well-maintained but limited parking is available so arrive early. The 3.0-mile trail is uphill the entire way except for a few steps. It is a tiring walk but the ravines down the hill into the woods make it scenic. At the summit there is a sign pointing left to the Channels spur trail or straight ahead for the Brumley Mountain Trail, so don't miss the spur. Once on the spur you'll see the lookout tower in a few minutes. The lookout's shed has been destroyed and burned...only charred remains are left. Once you see the tower, walk directly past it to the far side of the rocks where you will see an unmarked trail leading into the woods. A few stapled arrows on the trees show the way to the entrance of the Channels. The labyrinth is fun to explore but a backpack is a hinderance when exploring tighter passages. It is easy to get lost - I used my GPS to find the entrance which is at 36* 52.279N and 081* 58.757W. Just remember what the first impressive rock formations look like as you enter so that you'll know where to exit.

The Falls were beautiful and worth every step of the hike. If you have children be very careful as the lower 2/3 of the trail has very jagged rocks and exposed roots. Will definitely hike this trail again when we are in the area.

Great hike! We did this hike early in the morning. We were above the fog, so visibility was limited. Super easy trail.

Easy stroll. Pretty and pastoral.

Steep trail with cool destination! Parts are rough near the top.

Loved this hike. Was so worth the drive. Second half is a bit harder, but some really pretty viewpoints. Also some nice rock formations to see.

Nice, mostly easy path (can take more challenging inclines if desired). The trails could be marked a little more clearly.

22 days ago

fantastic view when you get to the summit

horseback riding
22 days ago

Great for riding horses. Great short day trail!

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