Dark Hollow Falls Trail

Syria, Virginia

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This is a hike to some of the park’s most spectacular waterfalls. Although this hike is almost 6 miles long, we have included it here because there is so much to see along the way. The inbound portion of the hike is uphill, but at any time you can turn around and make the easy downhill hike back to the trailhead. Begin your hike from the parking lot just off SR 600 and follow the Whiteoak Canyon Trail, which crosses Cedar Run almost immediately via a footbridge. At 0.1 mile, a cement post indicates the junction with Cedar Run Trail from the left. Stay right on Whiteoak Canyon Trail. At 0.7 mile, continue to your right on the Whiteoak Canyon Trail. This is the junction with Cedar Run Link Trail, which leads to a part of Shenandoah that has been designated as wilderness.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Shenandoah National Park

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Shenandoah National Park

by Bert and Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)

This is a hike to some of the park’s most spectacular waterfalls. Although this hike is almost 6 miles long, we have included it here because there is so much to see along the way. The inbound portion of the hike is uphill, but at any time you can turn around and make the easy downhill hike back to the trailhead.

Begin your hike from the parking lot just off SR 600 and follow the Whiteoak Canyon Trail, which crosses Cedar Run almost immediately via a footbridge. At 0.1 mile, a cement post indicates the junction with Cedar Run Trail from the left. Stay right on Whiteoak Canyon Trail. At 0.7 mile, continue to your right on the Whiteoak Canyon Trail. This is the junction with Cedar Run Link Trail, which leads to a part of Shenandoah that has been designated as wilderness.

©  Bert and Jane Gildart/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Syria
Distance: 5.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Shenandoah National Park
Local Maps: National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topo Map 228; Map 10, Appalachian Trail and other trails in Shenandoah National Park, Central District (PATC, Inc.)
Driving Directions: Directions to Dark Hollow Falls Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/17/2010
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I've done this trail twice. This is a short trail (1.4 miles out and back), but it works well when hiking with non-hiker type people. The waterfall is the attraction, which is why you will have lots of company on this trail. No dogs allowed on this one, however, I did see several people carrying their dogs. The trail is not difficult to follow and can provide a decent cardio workout on the return trip. The waterfall is beautiful.



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