Little Stony Falls Trail

MODERATE 26 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
869 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

washed out

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.

10 days ago

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

14 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

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

25 days ago

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

loved this hike... three waterfalls in one.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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
2 months ago

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
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.

5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Really great hike.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

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