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Distance:
1.4 Miles / 2.3 km
Type:
One-Way
Difficulty:
Hard
Time to Hike:
~42 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Shenandoah National Park
Town:
Stanardsville, Virginia
Directions:
38.381098, -78.517009
Added:
April 29, 2017
Updated:
January 31, 2019
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795 '

Total Change
17 '

Ascent
805 '

Descent

This is a great trail in Shenandoah National Park, but is pretty difficult given the change in elevation. It's at least 2.8 miles out-and-back if you take the same trail. Or you can extend the hike to 3.3 miles by taking the South River Fire Rd Trail back (recommended).

The trail has a fairly steep grade downhill for the first 0.7 miles (including switchbacks). Once you get to the bottom of the switchbacks, the trail runs along the South River for about 0.7 miles until you reach the waterfall overlook.

I suggest taking the South River Fire Rd Trail back to the parking area (2 miles one-way) since it's less steep than this one on; however, it's a slightly longer journey.

Bring lots of water and plan to hike at least 2.8 miles out-and-back.

Explore 4 trails near Stanardsville, VA
  1. Parking

    38.381098, -78.517009
  2. Main Trailhead

    38.381207, -78.517044
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Spring

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Blue

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1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Trail added
April 29, 2017
Hiked on
April 29, 2017
Updated on
January 31, 2019
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
April 30, 2017
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