Little Devil's Stairs Trail

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Little Devil's Stairs Trail

Little Devil's Stairs Trail
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maryemcleod
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
A fun challenge!
Sep. 2020 • Couples
A fun and delightful challenge! We didn’t have a guide so ended up ascending and descending the rocks. Hiking sticks recommended for the numerous water crossings.
Written September 20, 2020
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umbc24
Annandale, VA65 contributions
My wife tried to kill me 😳
Jul. 2020 • Couples
Absolutely gorgeous setting. The first two miles of this hike are no joke and strenuous. It’s like the FLOOR IS LAVA in the woods. Lots of rocky climbs and river crossings. Beautiful creek and some small falls. About a mile in you get massive rock walls. Very pretty. The last 3 miles of the 5 mile loop are a walk on a gravel road. That is when I recovered.
Written July 1, 2020
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Stephanie H.
Tbilisi, Georgia6 contributions
Great exercise, and scramble
Feb. 2020
We did this hike going up the stairs first, which is definitely the way to do it. It would have been hard on the knees & back to have to come down. The stairs are the best part, the rest of the hike is on an old fire road.
Written February 20, 2020
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Swizzleevans
Annapolis, MD11 contributions
Hard but fun
Nov. 2019
We took the fire road up to the top to avoid the most difficult part of the trail. About 7 miles r/t and it was easy to hike and decent elevation.
Written November 18, 2019
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David H
Middlebury, CT5 contributions
Challenging hike
Jul. 2019
This was a quiet trail with well blazed carved steps climbing steeply through beautiful woodlands. We didn't encounter a single person in our 5 hour loop.
Written August 25, 2019
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Ed G
7 contributions
Challenging trail, but worth it!
Nov. 2018 • Couples
Very challenging trail but well worth it! Ensure you travel this circuit in counter-clockwise (up the "stream") from the parking lot and back down the fire roads/breaks. took us about 4 hours (we are in 50s and in decent shape). pretty steep uphill portion; yes, we were sore after we did this. gorge near top very cool. not very crowded. several stream crossings required, and recent rains made these pretty challenging...slippery but no falls...lucky us....bring hiking "sticks"/poles if possible. we had a very kind fellow hiker (who had hiked this trail before) give us perspective on "how much longer" up the hill; she was awesome...thank you kind stranger!! give this hike a try, but ensure you leave plenty of time (we made it back to the parking light right at dusk). saw various mileages for this circuit, but our estimate is ~ 6 miles.
Written November 17, 2018
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S S
Norristown55 contributions
Energizing gorgeous trail
Oct. 2017 • Couples
THis was a stunner. Tough rocky uphill, but all stairs and water. Then an easy fire trail back. Would recommend to those that enjoy the uphill climbs
Written October 17, 2017
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moabhikers
Reston, VA324 contributions
One of our favorite hikes
Sep. 2017 • Couples
This hike is moderately challenging and has little to offer in the way of views. Because of this, it's rarely busy and is not popular with families. This offers peace and solitude on a nice part of the park. The stream crossings can be challenging after a day of rain.
Written September 12, 2017
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atdrg
San Francisco81 contributions
Pretty Trail, Tough Start
Jul. 2017 • Couples
The most difficult part of the trail is the two-mile uphill rock scramble through the gorge. It is probably prettier in the spring. Quite hot and humid in July although you are under the cover of trees the entire time. Very few people hike this trail so if you are looking for a trail that is not crowded and somewhat challenging this one is for you.
Written July 28, 2017
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Michelle G
Lititz, PA121 contributions
Great 5.3 mile loop hike
May 2017 • Friends
We hiked up little devil stairs trail which involves hiking up a steep incline next to a stream cascading down the mountain. You cross the stream numerous times on the way up and I would highly recommend water proof boots. There are rocks at most of the crossings, but there's not always a great dry place to cross. When we were there, the water flow was pretty heavy, so it may be different later in the summer when it's dryer. When we got to the top, we decided to take the fire road back down to the bottom - no way we wanted to go down what we had just come up. you could go right back down if you really wanted to, but we decided to go the easier way. If you take the fire road, there's a nice lookout and an interesting cemetery on the way down.
Written May 30, 2017
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