The trailhead for whiteoak falls is directly on skyline drive in the skyland area. The rose river loop trail is 2 6 miles round trip but the jewel that awaits is a cascade that has the potential to grow to four cascades with the recent rainfall.
But note that all involve a hike downhill and of course the harder hike back up.
Waterfalls on skyline drive va. Rose river falls is accessed from mp 49 4 on skyline drive. This is the closest waterfall to skyline drive and the most popular. Take jones run trail a 3 4 mile roundtrip hike to the 42 foot.
Proceed to milepost 42 6 of the shenandoah national park on skyline drive and park at the lot for the white oak skyline drive trailhead the hike to the upper falls is a 4 6 mile roundtrip featuring demanding elevation changes and plenty of scenery to go around. This section of skyline drive is very popular and has a lot of waterfalls. Skyline drive is the backbone of shenandoah national park.
All are accessible from a parking place along skyline drive. Upper white oak falls. We did this one with my grandmother for mothers day once years back.
All waterfalls are along blue blazed forested trails. Skyline drive milepost 51 4 lewis falls. But note that they all involve a hike downhill and of course the harder hike back up.
All are accessible from a parking place along skyline drive. Learn more about hiking in shenandoah. Virginia s waterfalls are spectacular breathtaking and in some cases right before our eyes.
The walk access. It runs the length of the park for 100 miles and serves as the main access for most of the hikes here. Dark hallow falls closest to the road and very popular.
1 4 mile 2 km round trip hike. Check out the waterfalls and the climb back up. The hike is a strenuous 4 7 miles for.
Please be aware that some points are very steep and can be demanding on your return but. Click on the links below for downloadable maps. Pick one you can t resist.
While the canyon sports six cascading falls total the upper falls drops 86 feet. All waterfalls are along blue blazed forested trails. The trail is only a 1 4 miles round trip hike but has a 440 ft.
There are lovely waterfalls in each section of shenandoah national park. Skyline drive milepost 51 and 51 2 big meadows lodge hike the loop trail to lewis falls directly from your historic main lodge room or comfortable rustic motel like unit when you stay at big meadows lodge. Mile markers increase from north to south so the higher the mile marker the more southern the location.
If you re thinking you have to hike miles and miles to see some of the state s most impressive falls think again. I did it years ago and the hike back up can be strenuous. Jones run falls can be accessed from mp 84 1.
6 unbelievable virginia waterfalls hiding in plain sight no hiking required. Several other waterfalls are within a short drive. My favorite is whiteoak canyon which you don t access from skyline drive well you can but from a parking area at the bottom.