Explore the most popular Beach trails in Shenandoah National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful hike along all of the waterfalls. We thought they ended, but as we kept walking we realized there were more! There were some steep parts along the gorge, but overall the hike was easy-moderate. Would recommend if you have time and don't see waterfalls often!

Nice hike with some beautiful waterfalls! The hike down is easy because you start at the top and walk down the falls, so the way up is more challenging.

Beautiful mostly easy alongside River lots of waterfalls

Beautiful view. No wildlife as ther's too many people

nice little hike, the return is a little demanding, but the falls down are worth it!

Great hike. Beautiful all the way down. Amazing plants and falls are gorgeous. The climb back up is long and steep. There are roots and rocks. Bring water and make sure you wear the proper shoes. I saw a lot of people with inappropriate footwear for the trail.

Love this trail... might take longer with little ones in tow but fun for everyone!

Daughter and I camped about mid way. Great hike!

We hike this every year!

Great hike for a short out and back hike. The hike down is deceptively steep, which you definitely notice coming back up. Lots of places to explore the falls to get away from the crowds, too.

on Rose River Trail

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rocky
6 days ago

A ranger advised us to start by going to the left and we were happy we did because after passing the beautiful waterfall, we easily had excellent views of the river and all of its smaller falls. If you go in the opposite direction, you would constantly be turning back toward the river to see those features. The terrain was definitely rocky in several areas. We hiked it on a Friday afternoon and encountered other people often, but also had stretches where we were alone on the trail. We completed the trail in 3 hours, as we stopped frequently along the river to take photos.

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rocky
7 days ago

Some parts of the trailer extremely tough and difficult. it's more than made up for when you see the streams and waterfalls. has a couple good spots for overnight camping.

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rocky
7 days ago

I hiked this trail all the way to the other end parking lot. Most of the trail did not allow camping so I had to camp at the other end and hike back the next day. Other than that it was a great hike....hard but I really like hiking next to a creek and constant water source. I could drink all the water I wanted and cool off in the water as well. There were a few good swimming holes but I wasn’t sure how to use the app so didn’t mark the spots. The hike was tough. Steep and long down and up hill. If they lift the no camping restrictions I’d hike it again.

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rocky
7 days ago

We really enjoyed this trail. We prefer "moderate" level trails and this one fit that description perfectly! There were enough inclines, narrow passages, and rocky terrain to make it challenging and enough flat and downhill sections to give us some breaks. The views were outstanding! Gorgeous! We encountered only a few other people over the entire 3.44 miles, which made it an even nicer experience. We hiked on a Thursday in July between around 10:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Lovely little hike in a nice shaded area. Remember that it's all downhill on the way to the falls, which means all uphill on the way back. If you want to get all the views of the falls, be sure to continue down the trail past the first "big" falls. You'll come to a bridge/fire road. Once you're there, you've reached the final viewpoint.

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rocky
8 days ago

Trail is a challenge as it’s rocky and deceptively steep on way down which you’ll pay for on the way up. Saw a lot of out of shape folks doing this trail and wondered how many would trip and fall, turn around or suffer some cardiac event on way up. I think seeing water falls attracts a lot of folks who shouldn’t be on this trail.

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10 days ago

Neat waterfall at the end of the trail. This was my first ever trail in Shenendoah

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11 days ago

This trail is one of my favorites so far! It was great! We started from the left side which wasn’t bad at all and we saw a black bear. The waterfalls and waterholes are great and we stop and ate lunch at one and I went in to a waterhole with my dog. It was shady and cool for the most part. Starting left was the right thing to do since it was easier in the end. We definitely want to do this one again and go in some of the waterholes. It took us about two and a half hours with our dog and was a little less than five miles! A nice hike for us!

Beautiful waterfalls. Saw a bear running around at the end of the trail.

Nice trail along the stream and falls. Downhill in and uphill out. Not to difficult with plenty of places to take a break.

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12 days ago

Short hike with a really pretty waterfall.

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rocky
13 days ago

Started straight and the elevation towards the end wasn't too bad. Definitely seemed easier than if we had started from the left. There are falls on either side but the bigger one is closer if you start at the left. My dog loved the water! And the trail was good for him because it was shaded the whole time. Took us about 3 hours to finish as we kept stopping so my boyfriend could flyfish. He caught about 6 brook trouts (catch & release) in different pools. Th trail wasn't overcrowded but you won't be alone. We saw a black bear towards the end so be aware!

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13 days ago

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15 days ago

Good out and back with lots of spots to get in the water and take pictures. No dogs allowed but people don’t care and bring them anyway so watch your step

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