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Overall Run Loop is a 8.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bentonville, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,011 feet Route Type: Loop

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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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rocky
19 hours ago

We did the trail in the clockwise direction. The first 1/3 is along streams and then you have good views of the mountains and waterfall when you reach the top. The next 1/3 is pretty flat and through woods. Not much traffic there as the trail is pretty narrow and brush all along the sides. The last 1/3 gets back close to water. There were a total of 5 creek crossings which were interesting since it’d recently rained.

27 days ago

Steep 3 mile incline, so worth the view! Gorgeous! Great Hike!!

hiking
1 month ago

this trail is NOT hard, it is more intermediate. the hardest part was some very small parts of scramble that were not challenging because of their short length. imho it also fairly boring. there is really only one view that is amazing. it does have a waterfall along with rolling hills into the distance down from the waterfall that are pretty epic however. I went counterclockwise and the first 66% is hardly interesting so...

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Good views from the ridge. Only ones there at 7am but ran into people on our way back to the trailhead around 11am. Lots of teenagers clearly not practicing social distancing, no parking left by 11:30am. If taking the trail counterclockwise, take the yellow blazes to the left at the split. This was unclear during our hike and we had no cellular service to that point. The split was not noted on my downloaded AllTrails map. I’d rate this as moderate.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked clockwise, falls flowing well after several days of rain. Crowds at the falls but otherwise very little company on the trail. Quite rocky, had to go off trail on Beecher Ridge to avoid fallen trees a few times.

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muddy
1 month ago

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bugs
muddy
1 month ago

We went clockwise and chose to do a shorter, but steeper, climb. Definitely feel we made the right decision because the other route would have been a slow steady uphill grind. Beautiful waterfall. Beautiful vista view.

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muddy
rocky
2 months ago

First 1/3 of trail was incline. It got easier once you get past it.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail. Not that hard. Two vistas and some water.

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muddy
rocky
3 months ago

I enjoyed this trail a lot. I would rate it moderate to difficult in the beginning but easy after you reach the top. Difficulty rating is also due to how rocky the trail is. The scenery is beautiful though. It rained last night so the trail was very very muddy today. Two stream crossings were also nonexistent because of the high water so you have to bushwhack it in some places (kinda fun!). I will definitely hike this again in the spring or summer when the trees are green.

hiking
6 months ago

Even with the rain the falls are kinda sparse and you are a long way away.

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blowdown
bugs
muddy
7 months ago

Not a bad trail for a work day

hiking
7 months ago

Done this loop a bunch of times. Great exercise and a rewarding view. best time for waterfall view is early spring or the day after a heavy rainfall

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rocky
7 months ago

Holy incline. Went from the scenic road, steep downhill to the overlook. Way steeper incline going back up. Amazing views and ended up being ridiculously long but was still a hell of a fun time.

hiking
8 months ago

Plush Trail leads to an amazing destination, great hike!

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bugs
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rocky
8 months ago

Didn’t bring enough water so wasn’t able to finish but definitely want to come back!

hiking
9 months ago

No real good view of waterfall. Nice overlook of mountains. Strenuous elevation in some areas.

hiking
9 months ago

Depending on whether you want to get the hardest part over first or not, clock wise is the hardest with lots of switch backs straight to the top. The other direction is a more gradual incline. The falls and creeks were mostly dry with no recent rains. Still a good view from on top. Lots of bugs, so bring bug spray. Enjoyed the hike.

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bugs
over grown
scramble
9 months ago

Doing this loop clockwise is a nice long hike that will show you the falls within the first half of the hike and leave you with several miles of monotony until you hit the swimming holes at the very end of the loop. During the summer you take the gamble of not seeing a lot of water at the falls, as of 8/3/2019, we have had lots of rain so ur probably all good. Optional rock scramble to get down to the main falls. Can be technical and requires all 4 limbs to navigate. Well worth it however. Also lots of really annoying bugs and spiderwebs so consider bug spray. Be advised: When it is hot and you are at the rugged, dry, rocky areas above the falls, watch out for Timber Rattlesnakes and possibly a copperhead. My friend and I were very spooked by a huge Rattler off the path. Also high concentration of bears in this part keep an eye out.

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muddy
10 months ago

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