Dark Hollow Falls Trail

HARD 149 reviews
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Dark Hollow Falls Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked 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, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

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

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

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.

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2 days ago

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

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10 days ago

This was a great hike. Encountered quite a few people but they were friendly and courteous. Not so crowded that you couldn't take pictures definitely worth the trip and will return next time we are in the area

hiking
11 days ago

Easy down and back. Nice falls. Saw Bear and deer. Crowded but longer Rose creek option has fewer people.

20 days ago

22 days ago

This was an amazing trail and a challenge. Going down wasn't bad, coming up was the harder part. This wasn't rated as kid friendly but my 4 & 6 year old were able to hike it. Slow and steady, sometimes needing a hand but so worth it.

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1 month ago

Very crowded hike. Several groups of people just standing in the way. I don't think I got a single picture without a person in it. As for the hike itself, it is a wide very well maintained path. The falls were nice. It's totally downhill when you start from Skyline Drive. It is pretty steep going back up, buy not enough long enough to warrant a "hard" rating. I'd say moderate at best.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice waterfall at end, hike there is nothing amazing, but good if you have an hour to spare!

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1 month ago

I was parked by 0930, and there were only a few others on the trail, which was nice. Definitely try to get there early to beat the crowd! Feel free to travel past the falls on some of the other trails to see wild life, I was fortunate enough to run into a family of black bears about a mile past the falls around 1030.

1 month ago