Explore the most popular Views 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.

my first hike! was challenging and super worthwhile. i enjoyed the rock scramble especially.

Beautiful, quick hike. We did this for sunrise and it was amazing

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

nice hike for the family, especially climbing and the view of the rocks!

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rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Great views, and definitely a workout! Lots of hikers joking at the scramble about the “how hard can it be?” - thought they had when reading the reviews. More challenging than we thought, but super rewarding, and everyone finished. Due to active bears in the area, we had to listen to a ranger talk before getting on the trail. We didn’t see any bears on our morning hike.

I wish I had headed left instead of right to begin the hike! I didn’t have a signal and I had only discovered this trail while I was driving on Skyline Drive. I figured the trail would be directly off the parking lot. Unfortunately, I hiked on the Appalachian Trail, which in this location is pretty flat and unrewarding.

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over grown
1 day ago

Nice views, cool farmhouse, overgrown in several areas.

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.

Loved this trail! Only gave it 4 stars because it was so crowded. But it was beautiful and loved all the swimming holes

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

We hike this every year!

hiking
scramble
2 days ago

hiking
scramble
3 days ago

Amazing trail! The rock scramble was a ton of fun! The descent was a bit long and monotonous, but well worth it for the ascent and the views

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Completed in 5.75 hours. I am not an avid hiker or athletic, boyfriend works out 2-3 times per day and helped push me through. Definitely harder in the first two hours than what I was expecting but I did read a lot of reviews that warned for overall difficulty. First two was rocky trail with switchbacks up to the rock scramble. A few beautiful false summits along the way. Next approx hour was boulder scramble which was super fun. Takes your mind off of anything else but hand and foot placement. The view was absolutely incredible. Only stayed for a short time because of a storm blowing in. An hour or a little less down rocky trail before you hit the fire road. I’d say the sign lies about 2.5 miles and it’s closer to 3.5 but that’s just by my pace guess - it was miserable my boring. Overall an amazing hike - didn’t run into many people or get slowed down. Definitely doing this one again.

hiking
scramble
3 days ago

This hike is no joke. Very difficult and totally worth it! If you are not in good physical shape do not attempt this hike. The rock scramble has sections that we need to be able to lift yourself up. Make sure you wear good grippy shoes so you do not lose your footing.

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over grown
rocky
3 days ago

The trail itself is definitely full of rocks and overgrown but it was still a really nice hike! As long as you spray some bug spray on you won't have any issues. We took our 70lb dog with and he loved it, only found 2 ticks on him after the hike was over. Really clear markings on the trail so you know you are still going the right way and overall a good trail! Go early in the day to avoid the heat in the summer. We got there around 8am and it was perfect weather for the hike.

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.

Good trail. Pretty mild elevation change. At the summit there is a large rock scramble.

I've done my share of tough hikes, but this one is easily one the hardest I've ever done. It's challenging physically and mentally in a way that a heavily trafficked trail in a busy national park seldom is. Going up is taxing, so by the time you get to the rock scrambling you are tired just as it's getting to be where you need to be sharpest. I wouldn't say any of the scrambling is dangerous, but being tired makes it all the more hard. Getting to the top feels like a genuine accomplishment which is always a good thing for a hike. The hike down the mountain is anticlimactic as you might imagine, but can't anything from the ascent. I went in the height of summer, I bet it's a lot more pleasant in October!

hiking
scramble
3 days ago

Loved this trail. Be aware there is some rock scrambling and ridge walking. Worth the Beautiful view. Great trail for kids that are used to scrambles and a little climbing adventure. Meets up with the Appalachian Trail.

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Great trail! Definitely NOT a moderate one . If you’re afraid of heights stay away from it.

5 miles including parking by old ranger station. I'm not sure how it's easy with the rocky conditions and elevation change. Was lucky and saw a bear and other wildlife.

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

This is definitely the most rewarding hike I’ve ever completed. The views were unbelievable, however it is extremely challenging. There are many parts of this trail that will really test you-jumping and climbing rocks with no room for error if you are to fall. At the end of the hike, I could not believe how sick I felt but also how happy I was that I was able to finish it. So all and all, amazing experience.

That was fun! Nice incline to start. Shade the whole way. Too busy today though at the top

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