Doyles River Falls Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews
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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

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.

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2 days ago

This was a excellent hike the falls were dry this time of year but a good hike.

Fantastic downhills walk to the falls. There is a good amount of spring run off and they are beautiful in the fall. It's a hike coming back, gives a good heart pumping.

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1 month ago

Great hike today.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice trail, some great rock formations. It is August and the waterfalls were just a trickle. I have never used a hiking stick before but there were a number of them laying around at the trailhead so I grabbed one and it really helped on the hike out.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Short, and strenuous on the way out. Great conditioning! Good waterfalls and not a lot of depth for swimming.

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5 months 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

6 months ago

Beautiful hike. Go for the lower falls which are great

hiking
6 months ago

My dog loved this one.

6 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.

7 months ago

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8 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!!!

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