Hazel Falls and Cave Trail

Sperryville, Virginia

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A four- to five-hour hike that provides views of a small but spectacular falls with the added feature of a lovely cave.

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"A four- to five-hour hike that provides views of a small but spectacular falls with the added feature of a lovely cave."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sperryville
Distance: 5.4
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Best spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 2,800 feet
Top Elevation: 2,800 feet
Local Contacts: Shenandoah National Park
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated Topographic Map 228; Map 10, Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park, Central District (PATC, Inc.).

Hazel Falls and Cave Trail Reviews

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7/22/2008
The hike down and back up the Cave Falls Trail is brutal with a heavy pack on. If you have a lot of gear or if you are doing the Hazel Country overnight loop, be sure to stash your pack at the top of the Cave Falls Trail before you head down. The Falls are pretty but small and the "cave" is just a boulder that fell and has a hollow area under it. If you are going to hike Hazel Mountain than this is a nice side hike to take but I wouldn't hike it for the sole purpose of seeing the falls. It's just worth the effort when you consider the dozens of other falls in SNP.
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