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    Kenneth Grimm reviewed Cascade Falls & Bike Buster Loop

    3 days ago

    With limited time I was able to get in a small hike. The Bloede Dam is basically gone and they are now grading the hill where the Grist Mill trail will reconnect. Even with the recent rainstorms the upper trails were dry. I didn't see a sole on trail today but I did see a few people at the Cascade Falls. Even the little cascading falls up stream had plenty of water flowing over it. This is a great loop when you are pressed for time and it's very easy to enlarge by going to the second connector loop.

    Kenneth Grimm reviewed Rockburn Branch Purple Trail, Morning Choice, Valley View and Ridge Trail

    6 days ago

    It was quite a nice day out and there were many people on the trails. With the Grist Mill trail still being Closed I have mainly been HIKING the Howard County side of the park. The only problem for me is that there is only a few entry points on this side. I either go up and start by the Swinging Bridge or I start at the New Ridge trail extension. The old Ridge ( Waterbars ) trail-head is in ruff condition and is very hard to read with all the leaves on the trail. It's always wet and very rocky. The Valley View trail is super nice this time of year because you can now see the Valley as you go up. The Ridge trail is straight over the top but the Valley View raps around the outer edge of the hills.

    Kenneth Grimm reviewed Weverton Cliffs

    12 days ago

    This was the last trail on our three day Hop-Scotch Fall Trip. We spent two days hiking parts of the Appalachian trails in the Shenandoah National Park along Skyline Drive. We spent our last night near Harpers Ferry on our way home. This has always been my favorite climb and as a senior the natural stone switchbacks make to much easier for us old farts. This is the first time we did it in the Fall. It's always crowded on the weekends but who's in a hurry. Take your time and enjoy nature. We always park on the lot at Weverton Cliff Rd.

    Kenneth Grimm completed Weverton Cliffs

    12 days ago

    Kenneth Grimm reviewed Millers Head Trail

    12 days ago

    I would consider this a sleeper trail that many people simply bypass. On top of that, I would also consider it being moderate as appose to easy. The trail becomes very rocky just getting to the very end of the mountain but there is switchbacks. The trail offers two great viewpoints but the 180 view is at the end on top of a concrete viewing platform. I am a 65 year old daily hiker and I enjoyed the whole trail. Some old timers would be just fine going to the first viewpoint. When you are standing there, look at the lower mountain to your left. That's the end !! There is a sign at the Trail-head and you can loop down from the STONE road near the horse stable.
    If you are in the Skyland location then you could also do the Stony Man Trail. We got caught in the fog and rain on that one the day before. I wanted to do it a second time but our day was coming to an end. Skyland has two entry points. One trails at one and the other trail is at the other.

    Kenneth Grimm reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail

    12 days ago

    Indeed the best Waterfalls along Skyline Drive. Super crowded with hundreds of people on the trail during weekends. You will have better luck with parking if you go to the Big Meadows lot instead of the Falls lot along Skyline Drive. That way, you could hike the Story of the Forest too. This hike is a mile down to the 71 foot high Falls but it all up hill on the way back. You gotta climb 574 feet back up and the trail runs along a stream. There was many sections that were muddy so I do recommend hiking poles. There are sections with logs steps that create terraces to level things out but the trail is very steep and a long haul back up.

    Kenneth Grimm reviewed Story of the Forest Trail

    13 days ago

    After HIKING a full day in fog and rain we were happy to get to the Big Meadows Campground. On day two, we started out HIKING two trails that were in the same location. With the sun being out the Dark Hollow Falls trail ( To The Right ) was super crowded. If you park at the Big Meadows parking lot you can hike both trails. The Falls lot was full. The Story of The Forest is a super easy nature trail and it was the only area we saw deer. The deer never even moved or acted afraid. They were in a marshy area and some sections were muddy due to it raining the night before.

    Kenneth Grimm reviewed Stony Man via Appalachian Trail

    13 days ago

    We started day one of our HIKE socked in with fog then it started to rain. - We made it to the highest point in the Shenandoah National Park. - Just a short side trail off of the Appalachian Trail was the Stony Man Summit we were at a elevation of 4,036 Feet. - It's the highest point in Shenandoah along Skyline Drive. - On our way back down off the mountain we couldn't see 5 feet in front of us. This is great side trail off the AT and is only a 322 feet climb in 8 tenths of a miles. We will need to do this side trail again just to see the views in that location.

    Kenneth Grimm completed Millers Head Trail

    14 days ago

    Kenneth Grimm completed Millers Head Trail

    14 days ago