Rose River Trail to Story of the Forest Trail Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Rose River Trail to Story of the Forest Trail Loop is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stanley, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,522 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

My husband and I did this hike on July 1 and the beginning is fantastic. This starts as the Dark Hollows Falls Trail at mile 50.7 and follows a river for the first half of the hike with tons of falls and photo ops. After you steer away from the river, it just becomes a hike for distance. If you continue on the Appalachian Trail and don’t cut back to the camp grounds where the map shows, there is a great view a couple hundred yards away. At the end, you walk through a camp ground, which is a bit odd.

hiking
2 months ago

5 months ago

Very nice hike! It was a good level of difficulty for three fairly in shape hiking novices. The flowing water and views were pretty! The only downside was that the trail at the end was not clearly marked.

hiking
11 months ago