Jones Run Falls Trail

MODERATE 94 reviews
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Jones Run Falls Trail is a 4.5 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.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,269 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

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.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail seen rattlesnake and momma bear with 2 cubs she was very docile as many hikers passed by.

hiking
bugs
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hike down wasn’t super eventful. Saw a bear, so that was cool. Fantastic falls. Insanely steep hike back up.

hiking
1 month ago

Just posting to let everyone know, this trail is dog friendly as long as they are leashed.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

On 5/23, we did the Jones Run to Doyle to Brown’s Gap to AT loop (about 7.5 miles in 4.5 hours). Having a detailed map was essential, we almost got lost when we missed the trail crossing the river near the Doyle Fork. Overall, loved the hike. The waterfalls and grottos were beautiful. It was quite buggy, mostly gnats. The grass on the Brown’s Gap horse trail was tall, probably hosting ticks. But we were well-prepared and ended up loving the hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Only went to the falls and back. The falls were wonderful, the hike was uneventful.

hiking
7 months ago

We really enjoyed this hike! The falls were really pretty and there were lots of rocky areas at the base to sit down and have a picnic. It came a pretty decent rain storm while we were on this trail, but the forest was thick enough that we didn't really get wet.

hiking
8 months ago

Good hike moderate difficulty. Cold morning. Icicles at falls. Beautiful!

8 months ago

Did my second ever solo hike here. It was fantastic. The waterfall were gorgeous. I ended up connecting to Doyle’s trail and then to the AT to get me back to the Jones Run parking lot. I had a map which was super helpful. In total it was about a 7 mile loop and took me about 3.5 hours- didn’t take that many stops though. Overall- a beautiful hike- definitely will do it again.

9 months ago

The falls are spectacular now. Lots of water.

Hiked this trail the last week of Sept. Pretty easy walk through the woods with a couple water challenges due to a bit of rain. Saw a couple bear cubs on the way back which made this hike one of the better ones we have done. The falls were an awesome place for a picnic lunch.

hiking
10 months ago

We recommend starting at the Jones Run Trailhead and extending your hike to a portion of the Doyles River Trail to see both the upper and lower falls there. Return to Skyline Drive using the Brown's Gap Road trail (a very gentle climb compared to the Jones Run trail) and connect back to the Jones Run Trailhead using a portion of the AT. This loop is a little over 6 miles. This is one of the best hikes we have done in a long time. There were very few people on the trail (we passed 5 in 5 hours) and the recent heavy rains had made all of the falls spectacular. We even saw a bear (very close!) on the Brown's Gap Road/Trail. Not too buggy.

hiking
10 months ago

Tons of falls and trail. A nice 6.5 in out. Great woodland views. Water all along the mileage.

hiking
11 months ago

Did the full loop on the AT, it's about 6.5miles. Went clockwise to get the AT finished first. Went after a few days of rain so all the falls we're beautiful. You do have to cross some steams and wet areas, best to wear good traction shoes.

hiking
Monday, July 09, 2018

It was a good hike. The falls were not that impressive the day I went because it hadn't rained in a while but other hikers I spoke to that day said when it's been raining, the falls are great.

hiking
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Easy quick hike. The climb back is steep so be prepared to work hard after you’ve relaxed by the falls. We managed our way onto the boulders right by the base of the waterfall. Be careful its slippery but totally worth it.

hiking
Sunday, June 03, 2018

We hiked this in the rain, made it a little more challenging but not impossible at all. First waterfall hike for the granddaughter and with recent heavy rains the falls were spectacular to say the least and she had a blast. True hiker for only being 5 years old. Will return when weather is better, water levels are lower and we can enjoy wading in the water. Highly recommend the hike to families with children, as they will sleep well on the car ride home.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Beautiful falls!! Good air. Worth it!

hiking
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Beautiful trail! Multiple waterfalls. Highly recommend.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

well maintained trail down to some nice small falls. hiked it in December so the falls were somewhat frozen. steep in spots, but no scrambling. the boulders down by the falls made it especially interesting and we saw a dozen deer on the road leading in. Will eventually hike the loop, but it was 3+ miles to the falls and back. The hike out wasn't nearly as much work as we though it would be, considering that the hike was uphill the whole way.

hiking
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Waterfalls are small but pretty. The real draw for me is the beautiful fall color and really interesting boulders and rocks everywhere. It is pretty much downhill most of the way, so you know a climb is waiting for you on the way back.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beautiful water falls with a great view of the surrounding mountains

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Great hike in that it's somewhat challenging, waterfalls are beautiful.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

lovely area and the streams babbling over mossy rocks and multiple waterfalls make it even more special.

backpacking
Friday, January 27, 2017

Easy going down but a little hard coming up. Beautiful and worth every step!

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

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.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Beautiful hike. Would definitely recommend

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