Rose River Trail

MODERATE 125 reviews
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Rose River Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Syria, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
908 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

beach

river

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
4 days ago

Really nice hike for a lazy Sunday. There are so many places to stop and hang out with beautiful views. Saw a few bears along the trail as well.

hiking
4 days ago

Great view of multiple waterfalls. Saw two black bears on the trail. A decent amount of people on the trail but not crowded. Was able to complete with my kids who are 5 and 8. They started getting tired coming back up the fire road but were able to hack it up the rocks.

hiking
4 days ago

Lots of cool things to see, including multiple waterfalls. The hike was pretty tough though. It's workout, but there's plenty of places to take a break and/or swim.

hiking
12 days ago

13 days ago

This trail is a little gem! A great portion of the trail runs next to the Rose River, and there are plenty of great opportunities for photos, resting, and just taking in the peaceful environment. There are some up and downs, but it's not anything too strenuous. We saw a lot of wildlife, including a black bear relaxing by the river. You should definitely do it if you're in the vicinity. For reference, my partner and I are in shape but we are not athletes, and we found most of the trail moderate.

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25 days ago

If you start on the horse trail to end taking the fire road back up, there is an awesome camp spot about halfway through the loop. Take a left immediately after the foot bridge over the water and follow the little lesser beaten trail up the hill to a little clearing with two big logs on each side. Solid place to stay if you can find it.

27 days ago

Hiked a couple years ago but wanted to leave a review and pic. Trail is great for beginners to experts lots of good views and sounds of running water all through the trail.

hiking
29 days ago

Gorgeous hike right along beautiful water fall.

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30 days ago

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1 month ago

Good day for bear sightings. Mother and 2 cubs as soon as we entered at Thornton Gap and separately on the trail were one adult and one cub. Very pretty scenery especially the cascades.

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