Reviews (8554)
Photos (32424)
Recordings (6219)
Andrew Sharrock reviewed Little Devils Stairs Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 3, 2020
HikingScramble

What a trail! I combined this with the sugarloaf loop and it came out to about 12 miles and 2500 elevation. The initial ascent through little devils stairs was tough, but breathtaking. I would not recommend doing this trail in reverse, the fire trail is deceptively steep and going down the devil's stairs would be worse than going up. On the topic of the fire road... it's very monotonous, steep and boring, but the cemetery is a cool bonus, definitely go in and read Why are the Mountains Blue. Definitely on the harder side of moderate, and good ankle support and grip on boots are a MUST.

Shlomo Siegelman reviewed South River Falls Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 3, 2020
Hiking
View Shlomo's Recording
mercedez maddalena reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 3, 2020

Beautiful hike but slow going. It was extremely crowded this weekend so go early but it is very slick with all the rain. Take your time if you do go but I'd hold off for a dryer day this week. It is steep coming back up but I found up to be easier going than down due to the slick rocks.

Sierra Kennedy reviewed White Oak Canyon Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

This is probably the hardest hike I’ve done since moving here. It’s quite literally 2300ft straight up and then 2300ft straight down. Surprisingly, going down to as the hardest part. At times the trail was hard to follow. Definitely went off trail a bunch both purposefully and unintentionally. All in all I loved this hike. It pushed me. Make sure to pack extra water, as this was the first time I ran out in a long time. Also, start early.

Alexander Linkem reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

Crowded, wear a masks

View Alexander's Recording
Jeff Manaois reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
HikingMuddy
View Jeff's Recording
Bill T. reviewed Hazel Falls and Caves
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

Awesome

View Bill's Recording
Vincent Talerico reviewed Riprap Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking
View Vincent's Recording
Patrick Serfass reviewed South River Falls Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2020
HikingGreat!Rocky

A great 5.5 mi hike when you do the whole loop and the out and back to the waterfall. We were a group of 6 with two septuagenarians, a 7 yo and 10 yo. Took us 3 hours of moving time (2.1 mph). Probably more like 5 either stops. The other reviews saying the hike to the bottom of the waterfall being well worth it were totally true. I’d go so far as to say that the hike isn’t really worth it without the stop to the bottom of the waterfall. We got lucky and we’re the only ones there for 30 mins. But then two big groups came and it took the magic (and safety—covid) away so we left happy that we’d had so much time to ourselves. We preferred going CCW because the other half of the loop, while uphill and slightly longer, was less rocky for our tired legs. One note, our GPS had significantly longer mileage than what’s posted here and on the trail markers. So be conservative in your estimates.

Kaitlyn McGrory reviewed South River Falls Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

very nice scenic trail. we did it clockwise which was very nice because the scenery was all on the tail end of the trail. mostly downhill the first half and then all up hill the second half. great sights and beautiful waterfall.

View Kaitlyn's Recording
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

It was sweet. Get there early because after twelve the whole neighborhood arrives. Lol. Other than that absolutely loved the hike and water

View Jim's Recording
Leigh Anne Kuhn reviewed Riprap Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

Very lush, peaceful, full of mountain laurel, mushrooms, and other forest gems.

View Leigh Anne's Recording
Emily S reviewed Doyles River Falls Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
HikingBugsRocky

Great trail, the waterfalls (especially the second one) can be a little tricky to access so you’ll definitely want your good hiking shoes. Uphill all the way back out so excellent for cardio and there’s an overlook maybe 200ft from the parking lot for the perfect post-hike view. Side note: This may be a seasonal attribute, but the rocks and trees near the water were absolutely COATED in millipedes I don’t recall seeing in March. So if you have a bug-sensitive hiking buddy you might want to consider another trail.

Roo Unruh reviewed Little Devils Stairs Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

Nice little run with some light rock climbing and plenty of steam crossings, a bonus early 1900s cemetery and lots of canopy. It is a good trail for a bit day with plenty of share and light breezes.

View Roo's Recording
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
HikingGreat!Rocky

If you do this hike clockwise you won’t hit any water untill you get down to the river, 8.5 miles in, over steep and rocky terrain. We did it counterclockwise and so had the benefit of the river for cooling off and drinking for the first part of the trip. I am not an experienced hiker so I found the length and terrain to be really difficult. We were in over our heads for sure but we are glad we accomplished it. We hiked 4.5 miles day 1, 7 miles day 2, and 5.5 on day 3. Knowing what I know now I would probably like a 12 mile hike over 3 days so that I’m not too exhausted at the end of the day to enjoy the camping part. We had the capacity to carry 3 quarts of water per person and it was barely enough from our last fill up to the end of the hike. A gallon per person would have been much more comfortable. There is no water on the AT part of the trail. You can fill up at the black rock hut about 1 mile or so off the loop further north on the AT but at our pace that would have added at least 2 hours of hard labor to the hike so we decided to make what we had last till we got back to the car. We did this during July so it was hot and sweaty. The river was nice with a few shallow swimming holes, good to cool off in but not deep enough to jump in and swim around. There are several river crossings but at this time of year the water is low enough and we never even got our feet wet. We spent 2 nights hammock camping which was easier than tent camping as there seemed to be very few flat areas to pitch a tent. The trail is well signed and maintained.

Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2020
HikingGreat!

Started at Jones run parking lot Went clockwise on this trail. Easy and downhill to the 2 Doyle river falls and then some uphill going into Jones run falls. Final section is somewhat steep. Total of 4 hour hike with kids and dog. Moderate traffic on a Saturday

Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 2, 2020
Hiking

completed this one today. the campground parking was closed so i parked at hogback overlook and hiked down tuscarora to the falls. started at 7 and didn’t pass anyone til i was about a mile past the falls. not gonna lie, the hike up beecher with the humidity today was brutal. (i just hiked 2 4k peaks in NH last week so i’m not out of shape). don’t underestimate this one. found a bunch of bear scat, and heard one on the matthews arm link back to tuscarora. it was just under 13miles by my watch. parking lot was jammed and parking all over the road when i returned.

Cameron Khan reviewed Shenandoah National Park Loop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2020
BackpackingGreat!

I mean, how could you go wrong with a trip like this? Cedar Run, Hawksbill, and Old Rag all in one trip? Sign me the heck up! I split this up over two days and it was honestly pretty taxing, so it might be better to make it a 3 day if you don't like long days. I hiked this 8/1-8/2/2020, which you may notice is a Saturday-Sunday. Bad idea! Cedar Run and Hawksbill both seemed more like Disneyland than national parks with the amount of day hikers, so be warned. This route goes through the most popular (i.e. best) areas of the park, so a weekday trip would be preferable if possible. Day 1: 14.1 miles, White Oak Canyon trailhead to campsite near Hughes River on Nicholson Hollow Trail (38.60203, -78.34835). Hike up Cedar Run with a heavy pack was quite taxing, and without much respite until the summit of Hawksbill. After that, though, the AT section is pretty smooth sailing, just a rather long 10 miles or so. Take note that the AT is detoured through Skyland Resort for about a mile. Little Stony Man was definitely an unexpected gem, waiting right on the trail. There is no from roughly half a mile before the end of Cedar Run until Skyland. I filled 2 liters but you could probably squeeze by with 1. Day 2: 13.6 miles, Hughes River campsite to White Oak Canyon trailhead. I started hiking at 6:15am so I could do Old Rag without a massive horde of college students. The initial climb up Indian Run trail was honestly tough, but maybe that was just because I was stiff. Corbin Hollow trail to Old Rag trailhead was uneventful. Old Rag itself was, well, by far the hardest part of this trip. Already tuckered out from 20 miles previously, the switchbacks definitely took a toll. And the rock scrambles were very technically difficult with a pack on. On a few occasions I had to take it off and pass it through the crevasses or hand it to the kind people in front of me in order to get through. All things told it took about an hour, all for the summit to be too windy for me to eat lunch! After veering off from the Saddle Trail down, it's all fire roads, plus a mile on a paved road back to White Oak Canyon trailhead. If you're considering doing this trip, by far the most limiting consideration will be Old Rag. If you've never done it before, it may be worth checking out on a day hike to gauge whether you think you'll be able to do it with a pack on. If not, the route can be easily changed by continuing on Old Rag Fire Road and going up the Saddle Trail, which has no rock scrambles, to the summit

Ian Voll reviewed Rose River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020

great hike with great views of the falls. we also added dark hallow falls which was amazing worth the .2 mile detour.

Ryan Heemann reviewed Rose River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020
Hiking

Highly recommended! Completed this hike on a cool June day. We began to the right, which serves as a wide rocky road, down the hill. The highlights are the two waterfalls- the Dark Hallows Falls and Rose River Falls, and an extended period where the trails runs parallel to the river, with dozens of small waterfalls and beautiful views. It is longer than listed- around 4.5 miles.

Traci Davis reviewed Rose River Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020
HikingGreat!Rocky

Great Easy wide trail for about a mile then narrow decline with lots of rock, beautiful trail beside the creek . Would hike again

Alex Tromp reviewed White Oak Canyon Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020
Hiking

Trail is sneaky... it’s deceiving if you start from the top and work your way down as it’s much harder to get back up afterwards.... great waterfalls and scenery though.

Ted & Erin Starck reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 1, 2020
Hiking

Lots and lots of people.

View Ted & Erin's Recording
Evan Bagley reviewed Riprap Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020
Hiking

Rip rap gives a delightful combination of views and water. Nice little fishing hole at the bottoms. Bring snacks!

View Evan's Recording
Carrie Lensch reviewed South River Falls Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020
Hiking

Easy in, tough out

View Carrie's Recording
Brad Miles reviewed Riprap Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020
Hiking

This was a great half day hike with the family. Before we left I upgraded to the Pro All Trails account. Definitely worth it. I would have felt terrible if I added miles to the hike for the family. Also, saved a few others from going the wrong way, and the app had some cool features that I didn’t expect, to include a calorie tracker. The trail had a very refreshing swimming hole half way. Clockwise worked great for us.

View Brad's Recording
Showing results 1 - 26 of 8554