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Jones Run Falls Trailhead

South District at mile 84.1 on Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Don't be fooled by the smaller fall before the main falls

We got unusually lucky, and ran across one of the volunteer trail maintainers. After thinking we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve4241
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Pearland, Texas, United States
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We saw this as part of the Browns Gap circuit. There are 3 waterfalls total when combined with the... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Tracy V
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Springfield, New Jersey
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“river trail” (3 reviews)
“nice hike” (2 reviews)
“doyles” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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South District at mile 84.1 on Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got unusually lucky, and ran across one of the volunteer trail maintainers. After thinking we had seen the falls (which were smaller than we expected) he said that we had just seen a much smaller section which looked like falls due to the recent...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

We saw this as part of the Browns Gap circuit. There are 3 waterfalls total when combined with the Doyles Falls trail. The Jone Falls trail is very steep (we had to hike up it as we started by Doyles Falls). It was a really...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2016

This hike is for the more experience hiker. It is moderately difficult with rocky terrains in places and rock bridges over the streams, with areas of easier walking. The ranger Indicated that it would take about 4 hours but I would suggest at least 6...More

1  Thank Jane S
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

This trail was marked as an easy 1.6 mile trail. I think it was longer, you do have to cross a creek . Luckily I have an industrious husband who made a bridge out of stones for me.

Thank temple574
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is a great hike especially when combined with the Doyle River falls hike but prepare to spend the day. Beautiful hike through scenic woods and past a series of waterfalls. Wear good sturdy shoes and take plenty of water. Another favorite of ours. :-)

1  Thank Amanda J
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

My 12 year old son and I spent a day driving along Skyline Drive and wanted to take a more challenging hike. On the Shenandoah National Park website we saw the Jones Run/ Doyle's River/ AT loop was about 6.5. It's more like 8. In...More

2  Thank Arminius1
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

You can loop an 8 mile hike. This is a very nice hike. Some down hill if you start at Doyles River falls trail and then connect with Jones Run. Takes about 4 hours if you hike at a good clip.

Thank Robin H
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Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Great hike that we'd rate as moderate. Total distance is 6.5 miles with some inclines. We are in our 50s in pretty good shape and had no trouble with it. Start at Jones Run Parking at , Milepost 84. It's about 20 miles in from...More

Thank MarinaG500
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

Jones Run Falls Trailhead is another place to visit when visiting the Shenandoah National Park. Good time to visit is the 3rd week of October.

Thank Bluebirdsinging
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Reviewed October 10, 2015

I found this to be a beautiful as either Dark Hallow and Rose River and a little easier hike. It is still a moderate hike, and be sure to see both the upper falls and lower falls. The hike to the lower falls was just...More

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