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Cedar Run Falls Trail is a 5.8 mile out and back trail located near Syria, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.8 mi Elevation gain 2,247 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Backpacking

Hiking

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Virginia Tourism Corporation, 901 Easy Byrd Street , Richmond, VA, 23219, Phone: 804-786-2051, Fax: 804-786-1919

Note: This trailhead is currently closed by SNP and the County for the foreseeable future due to community health concerns— NO parking or road access is available. Please check with the park page for more information. Directions from Front Royal, VA: Skyline Drive travels the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Mile markers are placed along the right-hand side of the road heading south. They are numbered from north to south beginning at the northern terminus in Front Royal, Virginia. Facilities, trails and park features use the mile markers as points of reference. Park at the Hawksbill Gap parking area just beyond milepost 45. Trail post is on the east side of the Drive.

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Bailey Driver
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HikingMuddyRocky

Warning : Do NOT attempt this one if you are even remotely out of shape. The way in is pretty relaxed, but back out is 90% uphill and rocky and brutal on your legs. So be mindful and take many breaks. Beautiful views. Beautiful waterfalls and couple of swimming holes. The natural water slide was ALOT of fun. Stay hydrated and look out for snakes. We ran across a rattlesnake. Definitely bring bug spray! *this trail is NOT closed*

Madeline Ray
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HikingRockySnow
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Danielle C.
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HikingRockyScramble

Trail has been reopened! Waterfalls are gorgeous and refreshingly cool. The sliding pool was really packed though. There are multiple waterfalls to enjoy, so no need to crowd.

Estefania G
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great beautiful trail along waterfalls and streams. Was rocky and wet so always careful not to slip. Nice incline!

Kat L
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HikingClosed

This trailhead is currently closed by SNP and the County for the foreseeable future due to community health concerns— NO parking or road access is available.

Carlos Rosa
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Hiking

Difficult hike, take the first right to stay along Cedar trail. I can’t say signs are horrible because their were none. Got lost in the beginning. Once I was on my way, great river walk down. Difficult terrain. Def coming back with a swim suit in warmer weather.

Rachel Wills
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HikingMuddy
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Laura Davis
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HikingMuddyRocky
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Heather Carson
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HikingFloodedMuddyRocky
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Maressa Gager
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

We went up over 3.5 miles and didn’t make it to the top, by the time we got back down to the parking lot we had hiked over 6 miles according to the app. Beautiful hike along the falls and river the whole time.

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Joe Hobbs
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Hiking

Great hike! Combined White Oak Canyon Loop and Hawksbill Summit Loop! Amazing brooks running down both White Oak and Cedar Run trails.

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Taylor Rowland
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Hiking

That trail hurt my soul, it was awesome. Gorgeous sights, cool water to take a dip, and the climb back up is rather daunting for inexperienced hikers. Needless to say, the post hike pizza helps. Enjoy!

Kristin Repchick
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Hiking

Really awesome trail. We didn’t want to do the full loop over to white oak so we just went down to the falls and back for a total of 5ish miles. Definitely wear a bathing suit if it’s nice out, you can swim at the slide or the falls below it. There are beautiful blue pools all along the trail. Make no mistake though, the climb back out is tough!

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Netelege Richards
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HikingBugsRocky
Malinda Z
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Backpacking

Beautiful waterfalls on this trail, but heavily trafficked, even on weekdays. Start early to avoid crowds.

KIM BRADNAM
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HikingRocky
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Tracey Gerlach
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HikingRockyScramble

We did the out and back to the falls with our dogs (about 5.4 miles). Just stunning, and shaded. The walk back is almost all uphill, but not as grueling as I thought it would be. Wear your bathing suit-the cold pools around the falls are worth a dunk! Highly recommend this hike and thankful for the friend that got me up here!

Leigh Anne Kuhn
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HikingRockyScramble

Loved every minute of this challenging hike!

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