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2 days ago

The falls are spectacular now. Lots of water.

Hiked this trail the last week of Sept. Pretty easy walk through the woods with a couple water challenges due to a bit of rain. Saw a couple bear cubs on the way back which made this hike one of the better ones we have done. The falls were an awesome place for a picnic lunch.

Great trail. Start to the right and loop around. Wear gloves to scramble on rocks.

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17 days ago

Nice quick hike.. great views from the summit

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23 days ago

Definitely would have rated this moderate. You go down 400 feet before an uphill incline of that and more. Lots of rocks on the trail and the last bit involves climbing over giant rocks. Still I beautiful view though.

love the waterfalls.

great hike and well marked. Views are amazing!

Beautiful after Labor Day hike, we started at the forest road out to Doyle's River and the around to Jones Run for a complete loop.

Less than impressive, that’s all I can honestly say.... The long ness of the hike was expected but not the challenge of it, it was very rocky (which we weren’t prepared for shoe wise) and poorly marked making it a hard trail to follow. The water fall was less than remarkable and the water hole you were supposed to swim in was small and crowded, oh and ps there was no rope swing which very much was probably the most upsetting part of the whole trip.

Great hike but very crowded, crossed the creek 3 times water low had no problem. The falls at the end were very pretty!

Hiked this about a month ago. We hiked for quite sometime and never came to a peak but could hear the cars. I kept track with my phone and the swimming hole is about 1/3 of the way up. I would be careful as either my husband, myself or our pups stepped on a wasps nest and had a nasty encounter with a lot of them.

Nice hike watch for bears.. seen bear poop!

Excellent way to burn some calories and replace with great beer at local breweries

Fun waterfall hike. Some of the river crossings will result in wet feet so next time I do this will bring water shoes. Go early to avoid crowds.

This trail is all downhill one way to get to the falls, which obviously means it’s all uphill on the way back. The trail itself is wide and easily traversable, and the falls make the hike worth it. For those with kids, remember that the trip back up the trail is much more strenuous than the way down. My five year-old, an “easy” hike veteran, had difficulty in the way back up this trail and I had to give her a ride on my shoulders for most of the way back up. Great trail though, with beautiful scenery and awesome falls to view and play in.

Fairly easy. Some grade at times and a few rocks under foot. Did it with a 7 and 6 year old. Beautiful view.

Great view at the end. Big boulders and rock field at top where the viewing is from. Definitely not an easy traverse at the top, especially for pets, kids, etc.

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1 month ago

We recommend starting at the Jones Run Trailhead and extending your hike to a portion of the Doyles River Trail to see both the upper and lower falls there. Return to Skyline Drive using the Brown's Gap Road trail (a very gentle climb compared to the Jones Run trail) and connect back to the Jones Run Trailhead using a portion of the AT.
This loop is a little over 6 miles.
This is one of the best hikes we have done in a long time. There were very few people on the trail (we passed 5 in 5 hours) and the recent heavy rains had made all of the falls spectacular. We even saw a bear (very close!) on the Brown's Gap Road/Trail. Not too buggy.

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1 month ago

Tons of falls and trail. A nice 6.5 in out. Great woodland views. Water all along the mileage.

Coming from south there is a very similar trailhead and parking lot. Make sure you start at the “summit” parking lot else you can walk a couple of miles on the east side and the same distance or more to the west — none of which have a view or cross the AT!

Amazing view from the top. Me and my 3 year old did it easily in just under an hour. Don’t climb the rocks, the official guide book states this will kill hundreds of
Years of lichen on the rocks with just one footstep! Highly recommend.

Beautiful view and very easy hiking

Gorgeous 360 views at the top of the summit. I did climb up the rocks to get to the very top

Short and easy. Climb on and To the top of the talus boulder field for summit views. My kids (10 and 13) did it to get out of the car and stretch out legs on our way deeper into Shenandoah and they loved it.

Did the full loop on the AT, it's about 6.5miles. Went clockwise to get the AT finished first. Went after a few days of rain so all the falls we're beautiful. You do have to cross some steams and wet areas, best to wear good traction shoes.

Fun river crossings and a easy hike up and back. I recommend going in the mornings to beat the crowds.

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2 months ago

Fun hike! Beautiful scenery. The boulders at the top are challenging to younger hikers. I would rate this as moderate for young hikers.

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2 months ago

Great hike. Our dogs loved crossing the water many times.

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