Little Stony Falls Trail

MODERATE 63 reviews
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Little Stony Falls Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dungannon, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
685 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

washed out

Please note that part of trail may be temporarily closed due to a bridge out. Check signs along the trail to see current conditions and temporary trail modifications. This is a beautiful hike gradually going uphill along a stream. Parts are very rocky along the trail, parts are over grown with several trees down blocking the trail but passable. You cross three bridges that are well constructed. The stream is full of beautiful rock formations all along the way.

1 month ago

awesome hiked it 11/11/18 little rough in places but was a great day

nature trips
3 months ago

Great out and back. Amazing gorge with cool rock formations. Most people only hike the lower and upper ends, so otherwise we had the trail to ourselves. (Reminded me of Linville Gorge, NC)

4 months ago

Great hike. Most of the trail is near the river. It has some beautiful views.

4 months ago

cool hike waterfalls bridge crossings awesome hike

5 months ago

Nice easy in & out hike. All 3 Falls were beautiful!
Dog friendly.
Be aware that near the last/largest Fall the hillside trail has slid off & you literally have a foots width ( I wear a womens 9) to stand on to make it to the viewing platform and on to the bottom of this Fall.

5 months ago

Great low-traffic trail with many points of interest. Enough challenge to make an interesting hike without being inordinately difficult. Be careful of portions of trail that have you stepping from rock to rock, things can get a bit slippery and wobbly in places. Probably not the best trail for very young children. Lots of interesting mushrooms, mosses, and vegitation to notice along the way along with the rippling water and rock formations.

5 months ago

Wonderful falls, great pool at the upper falls.

7 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls throughout the trail. A small portion of the trail has been washed out but is passable if careful. The National Park service has posted signs that the trail is closed from that point onward, as they haven’t been able to repair it. Still definitely worth the trip!

7 months ago

I have hiked this trail a number of times over the years. It is beautiful & very scenic. Also has several waterfalls along the trail & has been a popular place to cool off during the summer for years. The most visited falls is also the biggest & offers a good size swimming hole. If you park at the top just outside Coeburn, VA you can reach this falls in about 5 min. The other trail head is at hanging rock between Dungannon, VA & Coeburn, Va this falls will be the last one u come to. Some places are a little steep and can be slick. But over all this is a must do trail.

9 months ago

***WARNING***
***DANGER***

As of 3/3/18 there was a mud slide near the viewing platform of the main falls. The trail has been washed away leaving a 40 foot drop mud slide ledge. If hiking from Hanging Rock viewing upper falls will be very difficult or very dangerous. If hiking from northern trail head you will not be able to make it to base of main falls without a very dangerous shimmy across a 40 foot drop or a strenuous re-route through loose leaf covered boulders and thick mountain laurel. Repair of this section will be very difficult to achieve also.

hiking
Thursday, September 28, 2017

it was good hike, best to go early in the morning .Rocky terain. the trail breaks off a few times but that's not necessarily a bad thing. the scenery is great all the way the the falls.

walking
Monday, September 18, 2017

Clear trail, lots of running water to listen to, not ideal for trail running though as it has many slippery points, jagged edges, and roots

Sunday, September 03, 2017

great hike with 2 beautiful falls and lots of smaller casades. trail follows the creek the whole way. went in late August and variety of wild mushrooms.

walking
Friday, August 25, 2017

I really enjoyed this trail. I didn't happen to look how far the trail went or where it went to. I just walked about 2 miles in and 2 miles out. I'm not in the best of shape but I found this trail to be comfortable to me. Didn't have to go very far at all to see the beautiful falls!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

great shirt hike. Beautiful falls

Friday, July 28, 2017

Beautiful! Wonderful trail!

Monday, June 12, 2017

One of the gems of JNF.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

This was a good hike, but the trail needs some maintenance. Several trees are down, the path is grown up & lots of weeds. There is one section the trail is washed out.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Great little hike. I thank God for my eyes for seeing the beauty and my ears for hearing the musical water rushing down the mountain!!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Excellent. Little Stony is gorgeous and awesome trout fishing! 10/10. Plenty of water to be filtered out. Water will need to be crossed.

hiking
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

wonderful trail couple wash outs not bad. we will be back. recommend to anyone.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Loved this trail. It's an easy trail with beautiful waterfalls!

Friday, April 07, 2017

This is a great trail! My kids enjoy it and the scenery is beautiful... waterfalls all around!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

loved this hike... three waterfalls in one.

hiking
Friday, March 24, 2017

This was a great hike. Challenging enough for myself as a new hiker but also worked my 13 year old. Beautiful scenery along the way.

hiking
Friday, March 10, 2017

Absolutely beautiful trail and a warm sunny day to boot.. Definitely will trek this again to view all the waterfalls.. I, also spotted a snake basking on the rocks and was able to take his picture.. Very thankful for good waterproof hiking/backpacking boots due to previous rainfall and a few small mud slides..

hiking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great hike. You follow the river the entire way and it's beautiful the whole time. Some areas of the trail are washed out but easily passable. Yellow blazes mark your way.
The falls are impressive and you're able to get close. I would love to come back in the summer. There are plenty of good swimming holes.

backpacking
Monday, November 28, 2016

Really great hike.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

This is a beautiful trail offering two nice waterfalls, a third smaller waterfall, cascades, boulder strewn stream, and rock formations as you hike into the gorge. The trail is very well marked and bridges are sturdy and in great condition. You can hike in from Little Stony Falls parking area or Hanging Rock Recreation area. It is 2.7 miles one way. The trail, however, and the reason for giving 4 stars, is a bit rugged in places. There are lots of rocks and roots, and one area, I think where a rock slide or a trail collapse occurred, where the trail was simply covered with rocks that had to be crossed. That area wasn't over 20 yards long. There were also several trees across the trail, but they were simple climb over or under as the side limbs didn't get in the way of passing. The Little Stony is stocked with trout, but it is catch and release only. The scenery is gorgeous along this trail, top notch, but allow ample time for hiking because several areas are slow going.

Friday, August 26, 2016

I would like to ask... I am planning on proposing to my girlfriend at Stoney falls! What does everyone think abou that

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