Lewis Spring Falls Trail

Stanley, Virginia

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A loop trail through the hardwood forest descends to 81-foot Lewis Spring Falls and climbs out again. At 81 feet in height, Lewis Spring Falls is the fourth-highest falls in the park. It’s a beautiful, gentle falls, cascading from two creeks and then descending to a false bottom, where it spills once again. The falls often branch, depending on the time of year. You have a commanding view of the falls from an overlook constructed by young men working in Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the 1930s, which offers a safe and contained view. To begin, access the amphitheater behind the picnic area. Below the amphitheater, at the cement post, pick up the blue blazes of the Lewis Spring Falls Trail, which branches to the right.
Hiking Shenandoah National Park

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Hiking Shenandoah National Park

by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)

A loop trail through the hardwood forest descends to 81-foot Lewis Spring Falls and climbs out again. At 81 feet in height, Lewis Spring Falls is the fourth-highest falls in the park. It’s a beautiful, gentle falls, cascading from two creeks and then descending to a false bottom, where it spills once again. The falls often branch, depending on the time of year.

You have a commanding view of the falls from an overlook constructed by young men working in Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the 1930s, which offers a safe and contained view. To begin, access the amphitheater behind the picnic area. Below the amphitheater, at the cement post, pick up the blue blazes of the Lewis Spring Falls Trail, which branches to the right.

© 2016 Bert & Jane Gildart/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Stanley
Distance: 3.3
Elevation Gain: 55 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Season: Spring to Fall
Trailhead Elevation: 3,660 feet
Top Elevation: 3,715 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Shenandoah National Park
Local Maps: National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topographic Map 228; Map 10, Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park, Central District
Driving Directions: Directions to Lewis Spring Falls Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/17/2006
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The trail is close to the Lodge and the children's playscape and climbs to the highest point in Big Meadow campground/lodge. Views of the rural valley beyond the park are scenic from the top. Rocky at the top, so keep small children in hand.



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