Dark Hollow Falls Trail

HARD 99 reviews
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Dark Hollow Falls Trail is a 1.5 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, walking, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

walking

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Dark Hollow Falls is one of the closest scenic falls to the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Learn about black bears, wildflowers, and enjoy the falls as President Thomas Jefferson did back in the day.

1 hour ago

Harder than expected. But waterfall the whole way and super beautiful. Downhill and then back uphill. My 4 1/2 year old did it like a champ. I did have to carry him back up parts of the way.

hiking
11 days ago

So many people, even during the day on a Monday in May. My friend and I accidentally started up the road instead of turning back -- I didn't find the climb back too bad, but some definitely will. Life hack: have a friend pick you up at the end of the road by the waterfall (kidding)!

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22 days ago

Short and crowded but who can knock a waterfall hike?

hiking
29 days ago

Easy going down and rough going back up but worth every bit!

1 month ago

very wet trail. wear appropriate footwear. not and hour or and back. very nice early morning hike

1 month ago

Good for family with kids for a short hiking

Short but intense. Plenty of water to drink if you bring a filter. Also some nice dipping pools. One trough is about halfway down and is great on a hot day... its perfect sized for one person to dunk in from head to toe. Best after recent rain.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This trail is a nice jaunt. A bit of a climb but it's short so the difficulty isn't great.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail should not be rated as hard, it's moderate at the most difficult part...

1 month ago

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4 months ago

it is a nice waterfall up on Skyline Drive I enjoyed it another good waterfall on Skyline Drive is overall Falls you have to walk the Tuscarora

hiking
5 months ago