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Steep down and up to see this falls

It is well worth the hike down and back up to see Dark Hollow Falls. Depending on when you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue L
Dark hollow falls

The hike was good. The trail map was easy to follow. It was very scenic. Due to recent rains part... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BrendaR1640
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Rose River Trail, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22853
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is well worth the hike down and back up to see Dark Hollow Falls. Depending on when you are there, the water flow may be better than at other times. We've seen it in all kinds of flow. Be mindful of your children and...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Becaused it's not a high-volume stream, the waterfall at Dark Hollows, while high (about 70 feet I understand), is not overwhelming. But the walk there is little more than 1/2 a mile, the path relatively smooth and the route, along the stream, is lovely. If...More

Thank DowntownAby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This sounded like a nice hike for us but we weren't prepared for two things. All the steps leading down to the falls made it VERY difficult for my husband. He can hike up and down hills but stairs are really hard for him. While...More

1  Thank denise b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hike was good. The trail map was easy to follow. It was very scenic. Due to recent rains part of the trail was wet and the rocks were slippery.

Thank BrendaR1640
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the hike down to Dark Hollow Falls in the late afternoon of a July day. It is a pretty easy hike. Really wide trail that has tons of visitors at most any time of day or year, especially July. Trail meanders along the...More

2  Thank BadgerTripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were originally going to do the Rapidan Camp hike but streams were high due to rainfall so we opted to hike this trail. Gorgeous walk along rushing stream with LOTS of waterfalls. We kept stopping for pictures. Lots of rocks though and moderately strenuous....More

Thank Hiker0957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and short enough walk along the river to the waterfall (downhill towards and uphill coming back.) The waterfall presents itself quite well and provides for some good shots. The downside is, it gets quite popular so it is definitely not a quiet place....More

1  Thank Jogi85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this was a must see waterfall at Shenandoah. We had a person with a bad knee, so we opted for the easier route by way of the Fisher’s Gap Fire Road. It was a very nice path and still offered some scenic spots....More

1  Thank Eric T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes we forget walking downhill that we will have to go uphill back! You may have to stop a few times. We saw a young bear and beautiful butterflies! The creek babbles besides you at the beginning of the hike. A little crowded, tough to...More

1  Thank ANDREA B
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This hike was perfect for our family with children from 6-teen. The falls were pretty. It was cooler temps by the water. The trail is steep at times. You can walk from big meadow campground via the Story of the trail walk to Skyline drive...More

3  Thank Travelgirl77710
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jemj17
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Travelgirl77710 | Reviewed this property |
My 6 year old had no problems with minimal help, but your 3 yr old might. It depends how used to hiking they are, especially steep and Rocky terrain.
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October 7, 2017|
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Response from anita p | Reviewed this property |
I would not advise it
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