Little Stony Falls Trail

MODERATE 48 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

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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
3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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
4 months ago

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!

5 months ago

great shirt hike. Beautiful falls

5 months ago

Beautiful! Wonderful trail!

7 months ago

One of the gems of JNF.

7 months ago

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
7 months ago

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!!

8 months 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.

hiking
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

loved this hike... three waterfalls in one.

hiking
9 months 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
10 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
11 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.

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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