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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.

Length 8.7 mi Elevation gain 2,011 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Forest Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Rocky
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Please note: do not park in unmarked areas at this trail. Hikers have reported witnessing many cars being ticked and towed away for very high fees.

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Cara Achterberg
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HikingRocky

We took the loop clockwise leaving from the Thompson Hollow Trailhead. Pretty Ricky and a lot of up until you reach the top but coming down on the other side the trail is pretty open and easy and you can make great time, plus you finish at the pools in case you want to take a quick dip to cool off! Great trail- we’ve seen bears on earlier hikes.

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Erin Towner
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HikingBugs

I did this hike this past Sunday in mid-90s heat as a loop. I started from the Mathews Arm Campground, continued past the falls on the Tuscarora-Overall Run Trail, and came back via the Beecher Ridge Trail and Mathews Arm Road. I started around noon and ended by 5. There are lots of cute little swimming spots along the trail. I think the falls may be more impressive in spring or winter. Right now they are a trickle. I believe the loop that I did is much longer than the 8 miles listed here, but I'm having a hard time determining how far exactly my route was. If you have insight on that, please share!

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Bretton Keating
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Hiking

Great hike! Did it clockwise with my dog...steep climbing with amazing views and then went to the swimming hole on the way back. Got a late start (2:30pm) and we finished well before dark in August. I recommend wearing long pants because of poison ivy.

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Kevin Fernandez
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Hiking

went clockwise. very steep start but nice to have the swimming hole at the end

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Rose noland
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Hiking

Lot of poison ivy and trail narrows. hiker beware!

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Virgie Mae
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Hiking

Great day! Thank you for not towing my car. That water hole was EVERYTHING after that 8 mile hike

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Jojo Gomez
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Hiking

trail is nice but be very careful where you park now. we saw police and tow trucks all over the place when we got there. we got the chance to talk to a nice officer. we were told that property owner complained and they had to come over to tow all the cars. it was just crazy. from the reviews below this seems to start from last weekend. if you cannot park in marked spots, go somewhere else.

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Mohammad Salim Yousufzai
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Hiking

It was an incredible hike we really enjoyed it, although it was the first hike for some of my friends, we successfully completed the loop. The only thing that really bothered us was returning to the parking lot. Two Sheriffs were partnering the towing company, they were towing any parked cars on the side of the road. They towed one of our vehicle and tried to charge us for taxi, luckily one of our vehicle was still there so they were not able to change us there, but the towing company charged us $265, stating that $150 will go to the sheriffs. I am not sure if the state is paying their salaries or it has became kinda side job for them on the weekends, they have towed over 22 vehicles 22 X 265 = 5,830. So half day they made $5,830 plus taxi. I kindly request anyone who can to report this to the county.

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Julie Detomo
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HikingRocky

I agree with everything written about this loop including the fact that if you do it counter clockwise, it’s a more moderate level hike. I have nothing to add about the hike so here’s the reason I felt compelled to post a review.... When we left the trail to get into our car around 2:45, there was absolute mayhem in the parking area. There was what I can only describe as a tow truck / sheriff sting operation afoot as they were towing every possible car parked on the grassy side areas. They had flatbeds, traditional tow trucks and auto carriers holding several cars at once! It was a crazy scene. I thank my lucky stars that we arrived early and easily found a spot in the outlined areas. But the grassy sides of the road were not totally marked with “no parking” signs and certainly no stern warnings of towing. I would have thought it was ok to park on the side if we found it crowded. So, the whole scene shocked me and my husband. I understand that there is a lot of private property right at the base there. But be warned: don’t park in unmarked areas at this trail. They are not playing in Bentonville!!

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Cody Miller
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HikingMuddyRocky

Parking area was pretty crowded, but it seemed most people just went to the swimming holes. We completed the loop clockwise, which was a steep ascent and gradual descent. Nice view at the Overlook of the valley and the large waterfall. There's a good climb that you can take down to the bottom of the falls. Also, we saw a mama black bear and her 2 cubs a little ways before the 2nd to last intersection, and a small snake closer to the swimming holes.

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Mitch Litwiller
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HikingMuddy

The water was great. Would recommend water shoes or sandals with straps on them for the trail leading to the water (very muddy).

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Alan Hansen
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HikingBlowdownFloodedMuddy

Limited views, great waterfalls and cascades. Saw a large male black bear and a copperhead snake.

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CK Berrymann
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HikingRocky

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.

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

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DRucH .
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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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Brittany Aaron
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HikingMuddyRocky

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.

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Stephanie F
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Hiking

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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Victoria Bloom
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HikingMuddy
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Kat Martin
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HikingBugsMuddy

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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Mai Her
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HikingMuddyRocky

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

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Peter Bonnell
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Hiking

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

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Sarah Bergmann
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HikingMuddyRocky

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.

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Wayne Brown
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HikingBlowdownBugsMuddy

Not a bad trail for a work day

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