Overall Run Falls and Twin Falls

Bentonville, Virginia 22610

Overall Run Falls and Twin Falls

Overall Run Falls and Twin Falls Professional Guide

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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."

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Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia (Falcon Guides)
Andy Thompson
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"The tallest waterfall in Shenandoah National Park-93feet-waits for you at the end of this moderately strenuous hike. If you go in midsummer, there might not be much water in it, and you're actually hiking to an overlook across the Overall Run Valley from the falls, but it's still worth the effort." Read more
Top Trails Shenandoah National Park (Wilderness Press)
Johnny Molloy
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"This there-and-back hike holds great rewards when you arrive—the park’s highest falls and a grand vista beyond—and a warm-up fall along the way. And the trek is not too hard either. Start with a pleasant mountaintop stroll on the Appalachian Trail (AT), then wend your way down the slopes of Hogback Mountain, crossing many flats. Enter the Overall Run watershed. Pass Twin Falls, then come to Overall Run Falls. From a rocky precipice, you can see the nearby cataract and a whole lot more in the distance. Others will be enjoying the scenery with you, but it is not nearly as busy as Dark Hollow Falls and other cascades in the park’s Central District. Nearby Mathews Arm Campground offers 217 campsites from May through October." Read more
Top Trails Shenandoah National Park (Wilderness Press)
Johnny Molloy
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"Leave the kids behind on this challenging loop that is a personal favorite. Beyond its high point near Mathews Arm Campground, the hike drops more than 2,000 feet, and then climbs back up, every foot. Leave near the Mathews Arm Campground entrance station. Circle the campground before joining remote Beecher Ridge, making a glorious walk through lush forests and parklike woodlands before dropping to Overall Run. The lower part of Overall Run reveals its former pioneer presence. Work upstream in a rugged gorge, passing a superlative swimming hole. The gorge tightens and narrows, and the stream is forced to drop over a series of falls into more large pools. Come to Overall Run Falls, the park’s highest at 93 feet. You can observe this cataract and enjoy a mountain panorama before making your way back to the trailhead." Read more

Overall Run Falls and Twin Falls Reviews

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9/29/2007
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. :)
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11/25/2006
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.
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6/29/2004
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Trail Information

Bentonville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Swimming, Camping
Additional Use
Waterfalls, Views, Wildflowers
Features
George Washington National Forest
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Dec 2018