Doyles River Trail

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 22835

Elevation Gain1,401ft
Trailhead Elevation2,881ft
Elevation Min/Max1656/2881ft
Elevation Start/End2881/2881ft

Doyles River Trail

Doyles River Trail is a hiking trail in Albemarle County and Rockingham County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 2,881 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,401 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. The Spring and the Doyles River Falls and Doyles River Falls attractions can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Browns Gap Turnpike.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking Shenandoah National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bert & Jane Gildart
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"This long circuit hike takes you to several of the park’s most refreshing waterfalls." Read more
AMC's Best Day Hikes in The Shenandoah Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jennifer Adach and Michael R. Martin
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"In springtime, the falls along Doyles River and Jones Run may make for the most attractive waterfall walk in Virginia." Read more

Doyles River Trail Reviews

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Excellent trail, really enjoyed this one. We parked at Browns gap parking off of Skyline Drive. After parking, cross skyline drive and find a beautiful grassy old fire road used by Stonewall Jackson in the Civil War. After 1 mile, take a sharp right and walk along Doyles river. There are 3 above average waterfalls and the vegetation is beautiful. There was a water crossing as you approach the 3rd waterfall that required waling on a log and skipping several boulders. The loop was great, good workout and was over 6.5 miles by parking at Browns gap instead of at Doyles River Parking Lot. I would recommend this trail, we did it in about 4 hours 15 minutes.
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Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park (, 540-999-3500, 800-732-0911 [for emergencies]
Local Contacts
Map 11: Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park South District (PATC)
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Dec 2018