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Shenandoah National Park encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the state of Virginia. This national park is long and narrow, with the broad Shenandoah River and valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east. Shenandoah's Blue Ridge Mountains are covered by hardwood forests that are home to tens of thousands of animals. The Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail run the entire length of this narrow park that has more than 500 miles (800 km) of hiking trails along scenic overlooks and waterfalls of the Shenandoah River. The highest peak is Hawksbill Mountain at 4,051 feet (1,235 m).

My wife and I found the scramble at the summit to be challenging. If you have any fear of heights, the scamble to the top will bring that out. However, the 360 views were tremendous. The rest of the trail was easy and enjoyable.

It is a challenging trail. It is appropriate for more experienced hikers as it involves a lot of rock scrambling on the way up to the summit. Definitely not a hike to be done with children under the age of 12. I don't believe pets are allowed on this trail and rightfully so. If you love your dog don't bring her/him on this hike.

Great hike! Honestly, I wouldn't label this as "difficult" if you have any hiking experience and in mediocre shape. However, if you are not experienced in minor rock scrambling and having to lift yourself up and crawl/climb onto larger rocks then this probably is a hike you would want to work up to. My friend and I helped plenty of people trying to maneuver through the hike on Sunday and it added over an 1 hour to climb time - cant complain though because we love the view and want everyone to have a safe great experience! I could just tell that those we helped were very very nervous but I think at the end of it all they were pretty proud to have reached the summit!

Great hike. Splashed in the lower falls. Upper falls was big but pools were small. Few people in the morning. Got very busy in the afternoon.

Beautiful hike, loose rocks and very rocky on the last incline. Beautiful view on the way up, and once you reach the top. Enjoyed this hike!

Not a hard trail. Loads of traffic . Brilliant waterfalls.

My wife and I celebrated or 25 wedding anniversary today with this trail. It was well marked and the sights were amazing. Thank you park service and volunteers that maintain the trails and park. The only thing better than the falls was the smile on my beautiful wife's face.

2 days ago