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Great trail for leg conditioning. Many steps during the steep climb up along the stream and waterfalls. The return trail is a fire road back to the parking area.

It was a beautiful day although the humidity made the views less than optimal.

Great quick down and up, did with kids ages 2, 5, 7, and 12. A little slick in a couple spots but nothing our crew couldn’t handle and well worth it.

Loved this! Falls were beautiful - not sure kids would be able to handle the uphill hike back. There were a few wet spots but nothing super crazy.

before you make the final right turn near the top there are some boulders on the left that offer a good view and some fun climbing. lots more room here than at the top so an ideal spit for lunch.

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2 days ago

Excellent trail with great places to dip your feet in the stream. Very moderate hike with beautiful scenery throughout. Highly recommended!!

Very nice trail and beautiful water falls. There are lots of tricky river crossings some of which I went barefoot for ease. Beautiful scenery and a great route.

hiking
4 days ago

very nice hike, be prepared to sweat if you hike spring and summer time. beautiful views!!!

Great hike, if it is the rainy season be warned there is a stream you will have to cross

Amazing hiking with good rock climbing

After the days of rain, and possibly some Spring thaw, a lot of the trail is basically a stream so prepare to get your boots wet. The views from the overlooks are spectacular.

Great hike with a summit view :)

Went with our dog after a lot of rain, the water crossings were challenging due to slippery rocks. We saw 2 snakes once we arrived at the waterfall.

hiking
6 days ago

Awesome hike. Amazing views, full waterfalls and rivers after a week of heavy rains. Definitely recommend.

This hike was just fantastic. I’m pooped.

Pro tip - show up early or go on a weekday. I was stopped a couple times by crowds at narrow passthrough sections. Definitely worth taking the day off for this one

So worth it!!

One of my favorite hikes ever!! Gorgeous views and all types of terrain

Stunning views !!

Absolutely loved this challenging hike! Did after it 5 days of rain thank gosh that sun was shining and were able to grip boulders to climb. Not gonna lie landed on my tail once. Overall amazing workout, views and enjoyment!! Not for novices.

Beautiful falls. Went when the water was very high, and the rain was still coming while we hiked. Started at Jones Run Trailhead, which seems like it would be the easier route.

My dogs and I walked down to the water falls are many days of rain, It was more impressive than I expected. Best think to see it after some rain. A nice walk in the rain,

An easy walk-in/walkout trail (not a loop) along a ridge line to a stone observation platform with gorgeous views including Stony Man. Takes off from Skyland Resort near the stables.

Beautiful waterfall hike in early May. Lots of water running over falls. Be prepared for a steady uphill climb on the return. Hiking poles recommended! Hiked on a hot day temps in mid 80’s with very little shade or breeze as the leaves hadn’tcome out yet. Very buggy. Wear bug spray !!!

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike. We did get lost at one point extending the hike by a mile or too; saw a bear (who wasn't very afraid) and at one point had trouble passing a very large hornet's nest handing mid trail. Made it all the more exciting however!

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful! Bring a snack though!

I did this as a point-to-point from Compton Gap to the park entrance. it was approximately 10 miles with 900' of elevation gain. Heading in the opposite direction, it is a far more difficult hike. The highlights are a stop at the visitor center and the definite possibilty of seeing a bear.

Beautiful falls!! Good air. Worth it!

Had a great time on this trail!

Great hike, left Big Meadows and hiked counterclockwise to Lewis Falls first. A little confusing near the entrance to Big Meadows. Hike really is over 9 Miles.

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