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South River Falls Trail Reviews
The caveat in this review is that I had a 35 pound kid in a pack on my back. The trail is a typical Shenandoah waterfall trail - pretty much all downhill to get there and all uphill on the way back. T... more »
This is one of my favorite trails. It is not too intense with glimpses of light and plenty of shade on a hot summer day. The falls are perfect and you walk along their cascade. We went in a direction ... more »
Amazingly gorgeous. It is a kind of steep trail, so little kids might need to be helped. There are some rocks, so be careful if it rained recently because it gets really slippery. It's dog friendly, but make sure you leave no trace (clean up after them). Swimming in the falls is very fun. Even after the summer, it was still freezing. I highly recommend this trail.
Great trail in Shenandoah National Park. Warning, this trail has a 900+ elevation change and it is ALL down hill to start. But, it is absolutely worth it for the payoff. The trail is well marked and follows the South River. At 1.3 miles down, there is a great observation area to view the falls. But, the best view is another .8 miles down to the bottom of the falls. The last quarter mile is over rocks and is quite narrow. But, it actually takes you right up to the base of the falls. Spectacular. Make sure to bring water and good hiking shoes or boots!
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