Upper Doyles River Falls, Lower Doyles River Falls, and Jones Run Falls

Grottoes, Virginia

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This hike visits three major cataracts and numerous other cascades while exploring two boulder-strewn canyons connected by the Appalachian Trail. The hike up Jones Run passes some old-growth tulip trees with impressive girths. If you catch the falls after a rainstorm, you will be well rewarded—falling water is all over the place then. Civil War history enhances the hike. Start at Browns Gap, through which Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson passed in early 1862 while outwitting Union forces in the mountains around the Shenandoah Valley. Jackson’s local knowledge left the Northerners bamboozled time and again.
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)

This hike visits three major cataracts and numerous other cascades while exploring two boulder-strewn canyons connected by the Appalachian Trail. The hike up Jones Run passes some old-growth tulip trees with impressive girths. If you catch the falls after a rainstorm, you will be well rewarded—falling water is all over the place then.

Civil War history enhances the hike. Start at Browns Gap, through which Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson passed in early 1862 while outwitting Union forces in the mountains around the Shenandoah Valley. Jackson’s local knowledge left the Northerners bamboozled time and again.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Grottoes
Distance: 7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Shenandoah National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Upper Doyles River Falls, Lower Doyles River Falls, and Jones Run Falls

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