"This is one of the most popular-and highest-falls in Shenandoah National Park due to its proximity to the Big Meadows Lodge area and its amphitheater shape." Read more
"Lewis Falls is just one of the attractions along this pleasant walk near Big Meadows Campground. Tack on a quick scramble to Blackrock Cliffs for great views of the valley. This pleasant ramble near Big Meadows has a bit of everything for the dayhiker: a waterfall, good views, and a climb up to Blackrock for even better views.
From the parking lot, pass the yellow gate and start to descend along a yellow-blazed fire road. Continue straight on the fire road through the intersection with the Appalachian Trail (AT). To the right, a padlocked door appears on the side of the trail: While an odd sight for a day hike, this door covers a spring, which supplies much of the water for facilities in the Big Meadows area." Read more
"Don’t forget to bring your camera, so you can capture the visual features along this high-country waterfall walk. The loop takes place near the busy Big Meadows area, with its park lodge, visitor center, ranger station, and campground. Thus this circuit gets traffic, but deservedly so. Leave the parking area near Tanner Ridge Overlook, heading down Lewis Spring Service Road to reach the Appalachian Trail. Walk northbound on the AT, climbing to Blackrock and its stellar views. From there, the hike passes more interesting rock features, and then joins Lewis Falls Trail, where it descends to a loud and dramatic fall. Lewis Spring Falls is one of the highest-elevation falls at Shenandoah." Read more
"This popular high-country loop is in the Big Meadows area of Shenandoah National Park. Leave Skyline Drive and head northbound on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), climbing to view-laden and geologically rich Blackrock (a diﬀerent peak than Blackrock of the South District of the park, see page 224)." Read more
"This easy, 1- to 2-hour interpretive round-trip hike follows a trail that again dramatizes plant succession in the surrounding Blue Ridge forest." Read more
"A loop trail through the hardwood forest descends to 81-foot Lewis Spring Falls and climbs out again. At 81 feet in height, Lewis Spring Falls is the fourth-highest falls in the park. It’s a beautiful, gentle falls, cascading from two creeks and then descending to a false bottom, where it spills once again. The falls often branch, depending on the time of year. You have a commanding view of the falls from an overlook constructed by young men working in Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the 1930s, which offers a safe and contained view. To begin, access the amphitheater behind the picnic area. Below the amphitheater, at the cement post, pick up the blue blazes of the Lewis Spring Falls Trail, which branches to the right." Read more
"An easy, one- to two-hour, interpretive, round-trip hike on a trail showing plant succession in the surrounding Blue Ridge forest. This delightful, informative walk is a self-guided tour to the wonders of a Blue Ridge forest. It’s a hike for everyone, esp" Read more
"Lewis Spring Falls and the grand view across Shenandoah Valley to West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains are reason enough to pay the park’s entrance fee. Savoring a meal while enjoying the scenery from Big Meadows Lodge is further enticement.
Follow the pathway between the amphitheater parking and the lodge to cross over the A.T.; then continue along blue-blazed Lewis Spring Falls Trail as it gradually drops through the forest. Turn right and steeply descend along a side trail at 1.2 miles to enjoy the falls near the base. Return to the main pathway; then turn right onto another short side route at 1.7 miles to enjoy the head of the falls. Upon rejoining the main pathway, ascend the steep slope to come onto the Lewis Spring service road at 2.3 miles and turn left onto the A.T." Read more
"Don’t forget the camera or smartphone to capture the visual features along this hike that starts high and stays high. This loop takes place near the busy Big Meadows area, with its park lodge, visitor center, ranger station, and campground.
Thus, this loop gets traffic, but deservedly so. Leave the parking area near Tanner Ridge Overlook, heading down Lewis Spring Service Road to reach the Appalachian Trail (AT). Walk northbound on the AT, climbing to Blackrock and its stellar views." Read more