Lewis Falls via Lewis Spring [CLOSED]

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Shenandoah National Park

Lewis Falls via Lewis Spring is a 2.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanley, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.9 km Elevation Gain: 195 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

views

closed

Many trailheads in this park are closed due to COVID-19. Please check the park website for up to date info on which trails are accessible.

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scramble
4 months ago

Not super well maintained and pretty rocky, but it wasn’t too long and the water fall was very cool! However, I personally think this was a moderate trail (not easy) because it was all uphill on the way back and parts of it were pretty steep. I did go the day after a rainstorm so the trail was wet and slippery in some places.

recorded Recording - Dec 07, 01:05 PM

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rocky
5 months ago

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rocky
7 months ago

Good for what it is. Mostly pleasant forest walk, short period falls are very pretty. However, went in the morning with a heavy morning dew and rocks became very slippery

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8 months ago

forgot to stop recording when we returned to the car. beautiful view with a fairly hard walk back up.

Downhill to the falls, uphill back to the start. Good for kids - expect a little whining at the end. ;) It’s a pretty, quick trail that touches on some of the best things about Shenandoah - there’s a good view, a little water, plenty of rocks, and flowers.

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8 months ago

Nice view and great hike

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8 months ago

I would recommend this hike to anyone that’s looking for a quick workout. I did this hike with my dog and we had no issues, but coming back it does get a little more difficult because it’s all uphill.

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9 months ago

Really nice, quiet, with a fun payoff if you "explore" a little bit... A really peaceful, exciting nook waterfall after a relatively short hike.

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rocky
10 months ago

This is a nice shady, woodland trail that starts off as an access road off of Skyline Drive. It crosses the Appalachian Trail early on in the decent, however, once you start descending the mountain side, it becomes very rocky. It does end at the top of a small water fall and the climb back up can be strenuous. I would rate this of a more MODERATE hike than an easy one.

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Wed Apr 17 2019

This was a nice hike. Not too long. Falls ending was really cool (make sure you cross the stream and make it to the guardrail portion!). The hike back up to the road was pretty strenuous but fairly easy to keep a slow and steady pace without any problems. Just be prepared for the return once you get started.

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Sun Apr 07 2019

Nice hike with a good payoff at the end. Our three year old was able to do most of the hike herself, so it's not too tough.

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Fri Jul 06 2018

A good solid hike to a reasonable payoff. You really need to go down to the base of the falls to appreciate it. We had a great ime with out girls and dog. We even got to see a mama bear and her three cubs! Perfect length for a family with young-ish kids.

Sat Apr 07 2018

Nice hike, easy in, a bit of a climb out. Be sure to go past the waterfall safety sign to the left then across the stream to the overlook.

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9 months ago

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