Dark Hollow Trail

HARD 62 reviews
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Dark Hollow Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

moderate hike, two waterfalls, tons of wildlife Circuit passes Rose River falls and the site of an old copper mine. Erosion has all but obliterated all traces of this mine. The circuit continues on past Dark Hollow Falls and offers view points from the Appalachain Trail as it circles the Big Meadows picnic and camping areas.

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20 days ago

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21 days ago

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22 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

This was an amazing trail. The waterfalls were beautiful and the trails were pretty well marked.

1 month ago

The second half of the trail is a solid workout. Both the falls are nice, but crowded. I would do again on a weekday.

hiking
1 month ago

i visited this trail for my birthday, and even wore my dress whites.

the bugs that landed on my uniform had no respect.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice to be able to hike right from our campsite! Very crowded on the stretch from the road to Dark Hollow falls, but few hikers in the rest of the hike.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a beautiful hike. Not difficult at all. Lots of wild life!

7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

did it years ago I lived up on the mountain as a cook for the summer The Falls were amazing Big Meadows is beautiful only downfall to many people but what do you expect on skyline

hiking
9 months ago

Challenging and beautiful! Only downside was the million other people on the route, but the farther you go on the trail, the fewer people there are.

11 months ago

Gorgeous but crowded. Save this one for a weekday if possible.

hiking
11 months ago

Good hike. I'd say it's moderate with the exception of dark hollow falls ascent. If you take the fire road then ascend the falls the backtrack and do rose creek the loop is a little harder.

hiking
11 months ago

2 beautiful waterfalls. Go all the way to the top. Would recommend the Rose River to Dark Hollow combination. plenty of places to wade/swim.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Really nice trails. Saw several Bear along the way and hiking along the water for most of the hike is a really nice added bonus, especially when you can get cooked off at any moment. This loop is about a 5hr trip if you stop and take pictures and just enjoy the entirety of it. Highly recommended for this area.

Sunday, July 03, 2016