Jones Run Falls Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crozet, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November.
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. Just beyond milepost 84 is a small parking area with the trailhead.
Easy going down but a little hard coming up. Beautiful and worth every step!
Because of the length, I would not call this easy. It was a moderately strenuous hike down to a 42' waterfall. The trail was steep in a few places, but mostly a gradual decent to the falls. Not too much water was flowing, but still a nice hike. The Jones Run Falls Trailhead is at MP 84.1 in the Skyline Drive. The nearest restroom is at the Dundo Picnic Grounds, MP 83.7.
Beautiful hike. Would definitely recommend
Just the in and out trail is a nice, easy hike. There are a few rocky areas that might make it more difficult and the hike out is a pretty steady uphill. We went early in the morning in July and it was nice and quiet — only one other car in the parking lot, and we saw few other people. Unfortunately there hadn't been a lot of rain, so the waterfall was smaller, but still pretty and worth the walk.
This is a great hike! It is easier down, but there are some interesting switch backs and some rocky areas that I think makes this a more moderate trail. The way back up is of course a bit more challenging but unlike other hikes it has some flat recovery places. To go all the way down my tacker said it was more like 2.5 each way, so its 5 total not really 4.6. Parking lot at the trail head is small, we grabbed the last spot around lunch time.
Fantastic hike with my dog on one of the only sunny days in May! I did just the out and back. Plenty of parking when I arrived at 10:30am, but the lot was full when I left at 2:30. Nice downhill hike to the falls, with several scenic stopping points. The uphill hike out wasn't too bad at all.
It was amazing walking down the trail; even seen a cub on the way down, however the trail was rated "easy" the walk DOWN is easy the walk back out it rather challenging.
We did the 3.4 mile out and back Jones Run Falk trail. We had 4 adults, a baby, and a 3 1/2 yr old. Beautiful scenery and the falls were gorgeous! 3 1/2 year old hiked all the way to the falls and part of they way back. Turned out to be slightly too much uphill on the way back for him and he rode on someone's shoulders on the way back. But that should tell you that the rest of us had no problem hiking it! Well marked trail, lots of people, fairly easy. Great for families.
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!
Did the Browns gap loop incorporating Jones Run and Doyle's Falls - finishing up on AT for a little over a mile. In total I measured it at 6.85 miles. Pretty big elevation change and the climb back up was strenuous - but nice views of 3 waterfalls.