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2018 Shenandoah Trip

We hiked on the trail down to Dark Hollow Falls.We were staying at Big Meadows Lodge so it was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Miami, Florida
Saw two owls fishing in a stream just off the trail, a bear foraging, bathed in the falls for enjoyment

Well it's a mild intensity hike, fun and easily doable even in the rain, and gorgeous waterfall... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday

We hiked on the trail down to Dark Hollow Falls.We were staying at Big Meadows Lodge so it was close by. Beautiful hike beside the river flowing down. Stopped many time to set and listen to the peaceful sounds. Not a hard hike but does...More

Thank DevS285
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well it's a mild intensity hike, fun and easily doable even in the rain, and gorgeous waterfall that's perfect for bathing or scaling, or sitting to relax. The wildlife is so socialized to humans that they basically ignore you. Picked up an excellent crooked walking...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dark Hollow Falls is the closest waterfall to Skyline Drive. This makes it very popular and very crowded. Even though there is a fair size parking area (located at milepost 50.7 on Skyline Drive) it can become completely full and there may be difficulty finding...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice easy hike with kids age 9&12. A little more difficult coming back up but we loved the falls. Definitely worth the stop!!

Thank JenniG1021
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so worth a hike even with young children. We had 4 adults, and a 10, 7, and 5year old and they loved the hike. Easy going down and a little harder of course, going up. We took water shoes and played in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing hike. We left from Big Meadow Lodge and hiked down to the Falls. Spectacular. A little rocky but fairly easy hike. We continued on to Rose River Falls which was difficult (I will review separately). Would definitely recommend this.

Thank Lish R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy going down, strenuous going up. The falls are fairly iconic and as a result the crowds are fairly large. Wasn't easy to get a pic without a limb or selfie-taker in the way. All that said, a must-see/do hike.

Thank c3erge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went down to the falls about 5 pm on a Sunday in June and it was crowded. Nice little pools to step into the ice cold water -- bring water shoes and towels and possibly change of clothes ;)

Thank Katharina_2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second of hike of the day with four young children ages 12, 10, 6 and 5 and it’s one of the shortest hikes to a waterfall in Shenandoah National Park. We stopped in the nearby Visitor Center for a map and to...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the shorter and more crowded hikes in the park. The hike down is a breeze the hike back out can be a little tough with all back up hill for the most part. Its a fairly short hike but well worth the effort...More

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March 21, 2018|
Response from Meg R | Reviewed this property |
There were plenty of families hiking, but there are several sections of steep steps, so it would depend on the hiking level of the children. If they aren’t used to hiking, it would be best to choose an easier hike.
October 7, 2017|
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Response from anita p | Reviewed this property |
I would not advise it