South River Falls Trail, Shenandoah National Park

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  • This is rated as a moderate hike, but we felt it was a bit more than moderate. Spoke to others along the way who agreed. It's lovely but quite steep and rocky on the way down. On the way back we took ...  more »
  • My wife and I started on the South River Falls Trail late in the afternoon with our great dane puppy in tow. The trail starts by heading steeply downhill and winding through the woods. About 15 min in...  more »
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  • Great trail in Shenandoah National Park. Warning, this trail has a 900+ elevation change and it is ALL down hill to start. But, it is absolutely worth it for the payoff. The trail is well marked and follows the South River. At 1.3 miles down, there is a great observation area to view the falls. But, the best view is another .8 miles down to the bottom of the falls. The last quarter mile is over rocks and is quite narrow. But, it actually takes you right up to the base of the falls. Spectacular. Make sure to bring water and good hiking shoes or boots!
  • Great trail, a simple decline to start and incine for the assent back up to parking with a glorious view of the waterfall. Be sure to take the same path back up, avoiding the fire trail which is a bit boring.
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