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Do not take your dog on this trail!!! It destroyed my dogs paw pads and she hasn't walked in days. She hikes every weekend and we have never had this problem before. Please don't make the same mistake I did!

View and falls were awesome. Swimming hole at the bottom of the trail looked potentially refreshing. After that, it was an ordinary walk up a hill. Recommend hiking the loop clockwise to leave the falls until the end of the hike

Knob isn’t a vista. It’s just the top of the mountain with no views

2 months ago

Good trail. A little rough on the feet at points due to small rocks, but overall enjoyable. Elevation is fine and doesn’t feel overly steep at any one point. Serene trail. Easy to hook up to other trails / pop up to skyline drive overlook spots. My dog loved it too.

4 months ago

Like J Burt, we did a good portion of this as part of a 9.5 mile Little Devil's, Pole Bridge, Piney Branch, Hogback, Kaiser Run loop. It was nice and serene. Not terribly exciting, but not everything needs to be :)

4 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes. I love to fly fish and this stream has some of the best brook trout in the park. I uploaded a few pictures of the things you may see on this trail. There are also some nice waterfalls along the trail.

The overlooks were gorgeous and the view at the second waterfall was beautiful. The waterfalls themselves weren’t as impressive. The river that runs through the trail was almost dried up when we hiked in mid October.

Currently trail head off Vaughn Summit has a sign stating trail is closed as of 10-2 and has caution tape going across . Maybe due to hunting season? Makes it sort of forbidden fruit .

The first few miles of this trail were delightful! Beautiful overlooks and views. Unfortunately, we chose a very hot day when the campground was shut down for repairs. The creeks were dried up and we hadn't brought enough water. We got turned around at mile 6 and the 9 mile hike turned into a 14 mile hike. All in all- better planning could have eased the way. A warning- miles 5-13 were 90% straight uphill! No switchbacks!

Spent a little time this holiday weekend trying out my new Zpacks Duplex Tent while doing a quick section of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park Virginia. This time, I hiked from Elkwallow Wayside to Pass Mountain Hut. Along with being hot, sweaty, and buggy, this section of trail was exceptionally boring for me, with few views and little features of interest. Now I know where the nickname "Green Tunnel" comes form. That being said, I did see two bears and a pretty tame deer. Hiking from north to south along this section of trail, there is a spring about 0.5 miles south of the wayside. Once up on the ridge, there are a couple nice tent sites, one about 1.6 miles and the other at 1.9 miles south. There is a very good spring 4.8 miles south of Elkwallow (~2.4 miles north of Pass Mountain Hut) with a tent site right nearby (just south of the spring). These are all what I would consider legal stealth sites in SNP, being far enough away from trail, water, roads, and structures. Pass Mountain Hut is typical for the park and the site hosts a spring, privy, bear box, and bear pole near the tenting area. There are two tenting areas. I used the one behind the Hut on the other side of the very good spring. Lots of through hikers (NOBO) staying there this weekend

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Hikining in this route in early November is just exercise because nothing available to enjoy, small falls available and walking with stream is only a good time but that is only half of the trail.
Fork Mt trail if we do circle than this trail must be little more to enjoy.

Monday, November 07, 2016

I've done pretty much the whole Trail from there all the way up to Pennsylvania where it reconnects to the AT.... primitive and you will say where are the blue blazes but a beautiful "Trail" to get away from everyone else

Friday, October 28, 2016

the scenery was awesome.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Last two weeks lots of rain makes this trail a challenging, I started this trail from US340.
Rain stopped just few minutes ago to start my day therefore very wet and slippery, I did very big circle around 11 miles touched 4 different trails and cross the flood water 8 times and sometimes that's the hart part to cross the streams without wet.
Falls is looks beautiful and amazing view from Overall Run trail. weddelwood and Beecher ridge trails or just exercise. Only I saw people on Overall Run trails. This one is hard because of weather and length.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

We hiked a good portion of this trail as a part of the roughly 10 mile loop up Little Devil Stairs, across Pole Bridge, down Piney Branch, and finished with Hogback over to the Kaiser Run Fire Road.

Overall the hike follows water most of the way up and back down, so there are quite a few water crossings and falls to check out along the way (bring extra socks haha). It was beautiful late October. LDS took a good bit of time and energy to ascend so the easier hike down Piney Branch was a really nice follow up.

Fire road hikes always sound boring to me, so if you have the time and energy to do the longer route I definitely think it was worth it.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I am a new hiker, so the uphill was hard on me but the waterfall was very pretty. It was worth the outing.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hiked this in January with my dog after a big snow storm. It was AMAZING. The falls were iced over and the mountain views to the West were stunning. I was glad to have my poles, microspikes on my boots, neoprene socks, & a thermos with hot coffee. The 3000 ft climb was as good as it gets in our area.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Nice hike about six miles roundtrip if you take Appalachian to Tuscarora. Easy going down tough coming back with my six year old.

Monday, November 04, 2013

I thought this trail was difficult because of the rocks everywhere, it was very difficult to not trip. It made the hike take extra long because of having to be so cautious the entire way. It was very nicely marked and doing it in the fall it was pretty. We forgot about daylight savings, so we were out there in the dark hiking. We didn't see any bears, but we did see some bald eagles fly over us. There was also so much bear poop on the trail, which was interesting. I don't think it was any more strenuous than other trails, it was really all the roots, rocks, and slippery leaves that made it difficult.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Nice trail, but it was our first day out, so we only made it to the top of the falls which is about 2.5 miles down. From the top you couldn't see much of the falls through the trees, but I'm sure it is beautiful if you could make it to the bottom of the falls. As others mentioned it is strenuous to go to the bottom, so if you only want to get to the top of the falls it is not much to see. I'm giving the hike to to the top a two star only.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nice trail for a day trip. Difficult for beginners

Friday, June 29, 2012

Very strenuous as mentioned but awesome trail.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Look out for bears.

Completed this trail on the last leg of a road trip to Tennessee. On a Tuesday morning the Mathews Arm campground and surrounding trails were all but empty. My friend and I took the Overall Run trail out to Big Falls (awesome views from the overlook). Spotted some turkey vultures who flew in close to check us out and see if we were food. On the way back to camp we were on Tuscacrora but a bear and cub lumbered across the trail not more than 10-15 yards in front of us. We quickly doubled back and took Mathews Arm to the top of the campground.

Even with the imminent threat of nature consuming us, a great morning hike with spectacular views. Total trek time: about 3 hours.

on Piney Branch Trail

Monday, April 23, 2012

Did part of this as part of the Keyser Fire Road - Little Devils Stairs - Piney Branch Trail - Sugar Loaf Trail - AT - Hogback loop.

Started at the KFR lot, took LDS down, KFR to PBT then S:T to AT & Hogback to the lot.

The hardest part [on the knees] was LDS. Otherwise was a pretty moderate but challenging hike. Was a pretty warm spring day...probably 70s and somewhat sunny.

Passed several groups of hikers who were going up LDS and at one point on PBT one of those groups. There were a few on the Hogback trail but otherwise had the trails to myself.

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