Overall Run Falls and Twin Falls

Bentonville, Virginia

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Overall Run is Shenandoah’s highest falls. The cataract is complemented with a grand vista—and a warm-up fall along the way. Start with a pleasant mountaintop stroll on the Appalachian Trail, and wend your way down the slopes of Hogback Mountain, crossing many flats. Pass wide Twin Falls, and then come to Big Falls. From a rocky precipice, you can see the nearby cataract and a whole lot more in the distance.
Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains

by Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro (Menasha Ridge Press)

Overall Run is Shenandoah’s highest falls. The cataract is complemented with a grand vista—and a warm-up fall along the way. Start with a pleasant mountaintop stroll on the Appalachian Trail, and wend your way down the slopes of Hogback Mountain, crossing many flats. Pass wide Twin Falls, and then come to Big Falls. From a rocky precipice, you can see the nearby cataract and a whole lot more in the distance.

© 2014 Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bentonville
Distance: 6.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: George Washington National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Overall Run Falls and Twin Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

9/29/2007
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TONS of people here...from the more experienced hikers to families with, like, 12 kids. there are some incredible views and just getting there is a delight thanks to skyline drive. it's just so crowded that hiking around people can be a pain. it IS one of those hikes that you simply must go on when you move to virginia...and then you can move on to bigger and better hikes. :)


11/25/2006
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Whiteoak Trail (starting at Skyline Dr.)was an awsome experience. Trail is very easy for the first 2 miles - slow downgrade "walk in the park" type of trail. However, the elevation change increases rapidly after the first water fall overlook. The footing is rocky, muddy, and water was actually flowing down the side of the mountain and over the trail. The one mile stretch between the upper falls and the lower falls is a challenging section going down and back up. The trail is visited by a large number of hikers starting from both ends of the trail. It is clearly marked, and easy to follow.


6/29/2004
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