Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Hampton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A nice walk in the woods. The overnight rain left the rocky descent to the falls a little slippery. Overall, a good out and back trail making the falls very accessible. I was concerned that the warning signs about swimming near the falls had been removed. As a local, I am all too familiar with the drownings that have occurred here and this review is more to caution users of the trail to this fact than to add to what others have said.

awesome falls, one of the most popular trails in the area. Few primitive campsites by the river (not the falls) lot is small and always full. approx 5.5 miles round trip from 321, app 175 steps from Dennis cove.

It was a beautiful waterfall and fairly easy hike but the rock stairs going down to the waterfall and coming back up were really rough. It was a very strenuous hike back up. I would not recommend bringing your dog. My greyhound struggled, even with her long legs.

Nice hike on old railbed. This trail offers views of the gorge, railway tunnels, wildflowers, the sound of gushing Doe River along the way. Well kept by owners.

Very nice trail with the creek, rock walls and rhododendrons-lots of natural beauty to enjoy. Now once you get to the rock stairs the fun is over! Difficult going down and definitely coming back up! I’m not in the best shape right now after a very long winter but even in shape I think it would be difficult. That being said, I still think it was so worth it! We’ve had rain so the falls had a lot of water flowing over the rocks. Absolutely beautiful!

A great place to hop on the Appalachian trail. Beautiful views of the lake from most of the trail. There is a visitors center at the end of 4 miles if you need a restroom.

Probably one of the best views you will ever see with such easy access and limited amount of people. Forms aren't a big deal. The trail just shows a different view of the world.

My 18month old daughter and I mastered this trail today. It was such a beautiful day. It was a little confusing starting out, but once we found the trail it was a piece of cake. Pay attention to the trail markers... we missed the waterfalls by a mile because we were following the blue markers. Follow the white markers. It will lead you down about 250 stone stairs right to the waterfall! If you’re backpacking (like I was with our baby carrier) it’s HELL getting back up! All in all it was a beautiful hike and I am so happy we did this.

Great trail - not quite 6 miles...need to be in fair shape for this one - views are great and the dam is great for pictures. Parking limited and bathrooms by the beach closed in the winter.

Fun, easy, beautiful day hike.

Really enjoyed hiking with friends here. We were blown away with the views: Gorge, river, railroad, all under snow was truly awesome. We will be back soon. Ang out.

Perfect hiking weather. Great company. Trail had snowy patches but overall clear.

Beautiful hike through the laurels and the falls are worth the many steps.

Good place to take your dog if they love having access to water. Fairly low traffic and good beach side hangout spots w/ good views. A little too close to civilization for my taste - otherwise would have gotten a higher score.

Nice trail. Be sure to wear good shoes since the railroad gravel can be a little rough on your feet. There are some amazing views of the river below, but not too many easy paths to get to it.

Great hike not to hard beautiful lake views

This trail is much easier than the other trail going to Laurel Falls. There's lots of steps near the falls but otherwise after that not much elevation change. This will be a great hike for anyone wanting to take a short hike.

Easliy one of my favorite hikes! Beautiful views along the way! This trail has some level spots but overall I'd rate it moderate, difficult in spots due to rocky areas, stairs and inclines.

Nice trail. I've hiked to the falls both ways. Take this trail if you don't have a lot of time, but want to see a nice waterfall.

Beautiful falls! Nice, moderate walk until the stone stairs down, but worth it. My dog loved it! I walked past the falls but couldn't find the loop trail, so ended up going back the way I came. Bring extra water, hiking poles, and take breaks climbing back up the steps.

A beautiful hike along the river. The steps are pretty strait down about 450 ish feet. But definitely worth the hike. Beautiful waterfall.

camping
Monday, July 03, 2017

Nice views of the lake, good facilities, nice hiking loop around the peninsula.

Easy and smooth!!!!!!!

walking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

the first mile in is mostly flat, mi or roots and rocks. When you reach the point of actually heading down to the falls is where the adventure begins. We went the morning after an all night rain. The rock steps are steep and slippery when wet, please use caution. A walking stick or trekking piles are a benefit. It was definitely worthy of the walk down. Contrary to belief or was easier to walk up out of the valley.

Closed to the public during the summer. Very disappointing after driving to get here

Rails, trails, rocks, rivers, and some history lessons. That's just the short list of things that make Doe River Gorge great.

Rocky & steep.

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Wow. A very nice trail. The trail indicates a blue trail marker but the trail mainly had white ones after the trailhead. The turn off the main trail to go to Laurel Falls isn't marked with a trail name marker. You will turn left and go down the stone steps to the bottom for a spectacular view of the falls. We loved it. We also loved that they put in stone steps because it makes it easier to navigate. We will be back for another visit to hike the other trails located at this location.

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