Dark Hollow Trail

HARD 52 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

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.

hiking
18 days ago

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

4 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 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
6 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.

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 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
9 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
9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked this trail last week. Took the Skyline and park at the Byrd Visitor Center. Just follow the Dark Hollow Falls trail to the falls, continued on to the Rose River Loop. It was beautiful hike.

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

This trail features a fascinating water fall and we even took a detour to a second water fall that was just as beautiful. The only reason I gave it a 4 is because the trail is heavily trafficked. Other than that, it is a great hike for views and physical activity.

-K&J

Monday, April 18, 2016

Went on this hike today! It was beautiful!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Solid train!

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

hiking
Saturday, February 13, 2016

I've hiked this several times! It's relatively easy, and I love how close you are able to get to the falls!