Dark Hollow Falls Trail

HARD 111 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 day ago

Pretty tough on your knees going down. Enjoyed the waterfall.

6 days ago

Very nice waterfall

hiking
9 days ago

Great short hike to falls for kids

hiking
11 days ago

Very nice little hike to a beautiful waterfall. Saw a couple of salamanders, so that was cool.

walking
12 days ago

Last time I drove Skyline Dr I took the opportunity to pull over and enjoy this easy hike to an amazing payoff...the falls were beautiful

12 days ago

Short hike & it hasn't rained for the past week or so so the waterfall didn't look as stunning as I expected.

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25 days ago

This was the 2nd leg of a 3 part hike we did in 1 day starting and ending at Big Meadow campground. Great view of the falls, heavily trafficked and very strenuous uphill for anyone out of shape.

29 days 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
1 month 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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1 month ago

Short and crowded but who can knock a waterfall hike?

hiking
1 month 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