Explore the most popular Horseback Riding 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.

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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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15 days ago

All downhill from Skyline Dr and all uphill on the way back, as reviewers have already said. Nothing extremely steep, but a steady uphill that'll burn the quads a good amount. Solid workout. 5 hours to complete with 45 minute lunch at bottom.

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bugs
muddy
over grown
15 days ago

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18 days ago

Nice, easy hike on a fire road to a waterfall.

best weather in June for the trail, a lot of shade, the dog did well with fairly stony ground, the waterfalls were stunning just about the right amount of water, visit both waterfall , on the second the view into the valley is stunning.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Very nice views and well kept.

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off trail
1 month ago

you need to go off trail to see the falls. it's not very big or the most impressive falls in the Shenandoah park.thus trail is also on a fire road. it's all down hill then up hill on the return.

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muddy
1 month ago

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1 month ago

falls are nice. downhill to falls and then return is all uphill

There were so many bugs on the hikerson hollow section! The first part of the trail was very nice tho.

hiking
2 months ago

My dog and I enjoyed this little hike. Nice waterfall. It is not as “organic” of a path due to it being a fire road however it did not take away from the scenery or enjoyment. Side note there is a small patch of private property which I didn’t realize until I was in it, haha. I spotted a pool and it peaked my interest which lead me to crossing the stream and there you have it. The incline is on the return hike which I don’t particularly care for because it doesn’t not provide a “cool down” prior to the end of the hike.

Completed the trail in 5hrs. Down and back up to Skyline Dr.

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blowdown
2 months ago

Beautiful running falls but lots of blow downs. Very crowded. Beautiful wildflowers too. Skyland across from the trailhead makes for a great after trail lunch!

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2 months ago

We hiked this today and measured the out and back at 1.5 miles. Fire road goes south from the parking area on the west side of Skyline Drive about 9.2 mm. Trail goes down to a nice waterfall with a steady climb coming back up. Nice short hike and scenic waterfall at the bottom.

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off trail
2 months ago

You need to go off the trail to see the falls views which begin after you cross the stream. But this is a lovely quick easy hike on a fire road. Park in the lot at 9.2 on the west side of skyline drive, trail starts at the fire road at the south side of the lot. Well shaded hike. I would recommend going in Spring or after a lot of rain. The falls can dry up in later summer.

Out of every trail I have done, this is my favorite. The Billy Goat trail at Great Falls, MD is short but holds a special place for me and White Oak Canyon is even better. I have done it 3 times now, out and back, to the top past Skyline drive. It can be very challenging at the upper parts and if you dont stop, you are exhausted by the time you reach the road. it is a nonstop waterfall the entire way up. word pf caution, I was 2 inches from sitting on a copperhead or whatever it was by the water...be careful. you will not soon forget this one.

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3 months ago

Downhill on the way to the falls, uphill back! Took 4 kids ranging from 0-7, no problem.

great family hike. We really enjoyed scurrying around the rocks next to the falls and the wide trail for the 6 of us.

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Very strenuous hike, even for experienced hikers. Worth it for the view.

Great trail. Amazing waterfalls.

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rocky
3 months ago

I have been to this trail 3 times in the since October of 2018. My husband took me to stay at the lodge for the apple festival and then we took our step kids 2 weeks later and then I brought my girlfriends a month after! Hands down, favorite trail in Virginia so far! It’s difficult(especially when going in dec/Jan and iced over

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muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Expected rainy and slippery trail conditions but was pleasantly surprised when the sun and clouds came out and no trace of a rain cloud! The trail had some uphill challenges but overall, a moderate hike through the park with gorgeous waterfalls along the way! Would definitely do this again when it starts getting warmer.

on Lands Run Falls Trail

5 months ago

Quick walk downhill on a fire road to the top of the falls. Falls are relatively small in comparison to others in the park. From the falls you turn around and hike back uphill to the parking area. Trail is wide and well marked.

Easy out and back hike.

Gorgeous trail. Best waterfalls I've seen since moving to VA.

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