Doyles River Falls Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
#23 of 112 trails in

Doyles River Falls Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Crozet, Virginia that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1279 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

waterfall

Directions from Front Royal, VA: Skyline Drive travels the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Mile markers are placed along the right-hand side of the road heading south. They are numbered from north to south beginning at the northern terminus in Front Royal, Virginia. Facilities, trails and park features use the mile markers as points of reference. At mile 81.1, park in the Doyles River parking area where you will find a large trailhead with directions.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Both the upper and lower falls are beautiful. the hike down is very easy and quick but the hike back up was moderately difficult. The trail was hot because of the lack of shade and it is definitely not an easy walk through the woods but the falls are worth the hike for sure

1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Go for the lower falls which are great

hiking
1 month ago

My dog loved this one.

2 months ago

The parking lot for it is just down past the picnic and restroom area so that's a great stop before you start out. ^.~ the trail was really nice and well marked. You walk for a bit on the fire road but it's still quite lovely.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It was a great hike, the way back up was tough but it was so worth it, especially for what a GORGEOUS Sunday in February!!! Will definitely be back when everything is in bloom!!!

3 months ago

6 months ago

8 months ago

This is a nice trail but it is straight down on the way in and straight up on the way back. It was quite crowded the day we were there, but it was a beautiful day. The waterfalls had been reduced to something of a trickle because this autumn has been so dry.

hiking
9 months ago

11 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

It was a great trail! Kicked my butt. It's a "what goes down must come up" kind of trail. Would do it again in a heart beat.

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016

hiking
Thursday, December 24, 2015

One of my favorite trails on Skyline. Not too long and not too short for a good day hike to some amazing waterfalls. You'll come to a small waterfall first, probably 20 feet or so, and then comes a larger waterfall - one great for photos and climbing around. Keep hiking down and you'll come to the big waterfall which is astounding at sunset. The hike back up can be intense to the novice hiker, but not difficult for the experienced. Great location for the photographer to shoot water photos on the two larger waterfalls. If you're on Skyline for a few days, definitely make a stop here!

Monday, November 16, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

We did the Jones Run/Doyles River combo. We loved it! Beautiful scenery and a great combination of a relaxing hike and a challenging work out. We took our two dogs, and they loved it, too. We even saw a little black bear, which made the day even more special. Definitely one of our favorites!