Cedar Run Falls Trail is a 4.4 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 is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,916 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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beach

river

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waterfall

wildlife

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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.

2 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful trees and the river along most of it. Some steep and slippery spots. Got there very early for parking at the lower lot. Enjoyed spending time in the cold water on a hot day.

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3 months ago

This trail was pretty hard! We went with an entire family and didn’t expect it. We’ve done quite a few big hikes in national parks, but none were quite like this. The “trail” is more like a dried up riverbed of rocks. Be prepared to be stepping down big rocks almost the entire time. There are a few river crossings where you’ll need to either take of your shoes, or balance across logs. We went after a week of tremendous rainfall, so the crossings were pretty intense. The waterslide was way too strong to go into. We found a small section a little further south of the waterfall to go swimming in. The water was ice cold. As difficult as it was, intended up being one of the most talked about and fun things the family has ever done. Would recommend if you like a challenge.

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9 months ago

Great hike! Still Ice covered in some spots but otherwise beautiful day for a hike!

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11 months ago

The falls were amazing! There are two major stopping points, one big waterfall that you can actually jump into and swim which is really refreshing and more up the trail is a natural slide that does not hurt going down and is just as refreshing. MUST GO! It is easier to start from the bottom of the trail if you only want to go to the waterfalls.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fishing was decent good trail

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Started this hike up to the Cedar Run Falls from the Weakly Hollow Road parking lot on a mid-June day, not as a loop rather as a out&aback. We mainly wanted to visit the falls and play in the water. There was plenty of water in the creek. Reached the big falls in Cedar Run in about 1.5 miles, where the trail has its steepest section.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

An advanced hike with a steep and rocky terrain that never let's up. I love these kinds of hiked and really enjoyed it! There's a rock slide 40 minutes down. That was a lot of fun!!

The trail opposite of this one has a very nice view at the top over looking everything. Steep incline though.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

i agree with Danielle that this is a grueling hike. Coming back up seems to go on for ever. The trail climbs 1500 feet in less than 2 miles. If that don't make your calves burn you must be in great shape. The last time I did it was seven years ago so maybe it will be easy by now. LOL This waterfall was not much to see but it probably improves with heavy rain.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

I've completed 9 out of the 10 waterfall trails in the park and this one by far was the most grueling with the least reward at the end. The terrain never let up - incredibly rocky and steep throughout!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

recorded Hawksbill Gap

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