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Highest Waterfall in Shenandoah

Overall Run Falls is the highest waterfall in Shenandoah at 93 feet. It's on a low flow creek so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Beautiful hike and waterfalls

I hiked this from the bottom, from a trailhead outside the park instead of starting at Mathews Arm... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Overall Run Falls, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Overall Run Falls is the highest waterfall in Shenandoah at 93 feet. It's on a low flow creek so it can dry up in low water conditions. We visited a few years ago and it was barely a trickle. Since the water level was way...More

Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hiked this from the bottom, from a trailhead outside the park instead of starting at Mathews Arm Campground, and linked it with some other trails to make a total of about 11 miles. The falls and the views are very nice, and if you...More

Thank otmgoodale
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This is an enjoyable and there are options that make it a relatively fast hike. If you start from the top, the campground checkin parking lot for Matthews Arm campground, you can reach the first small waterfall in about an hour of easy downhill hiking,...More

3  Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Okay, maybe it's just me, but I felt the 'pay off' on this hike wasn't worth it. The hike itself is a good workout. Almost completely downhill on the way to the falls, then all uphill on the way back. My legs were loving the...More

3  Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Had not been to Shenandoah in probably 30 years, now living in Manassas so will visit more frequently, especially in the fall. Saw the Falls trail highlighted in the park info, so decided to make a little Sunday hike. Trails were peaceful and uncrowded on...More

Thank AggieJoe79
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This was an enjoyable hike, with many options to start, moderate in grade and not requiring any significant technical skill *this time of year*. You would need to be able to handle stream crossings if it is wetter; you'll miss the best vista if you...More

2  Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The campground actually had a restaurant that had reasonable food and drinks! The trail is marked well and was easy to get down to the falls, but the hike back up was a little tougher as the temperature rose. Still not a bad hike and...More

1  Thank Citadel1980
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Well marked trail that leads (eventually) to the park's highest waterfall. Estimates of the trail ranged from 4.7 mi to 6.2 mi. I'd say the 6.2 was the most accurate. Easy trail, mostly downhill on the way to the falls, so that means a mostly...More

Thank Scott2211
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This is a beautiful trail that can be a little rocky at times but was easily done by our family including two boys 11 & 12. We started early at the campground trailhead and within an hour had to stop because of a black bear...More

Thank Ben P
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Agree with hikers that are recommending to start this from Mathews campground parking spot and not from Skyline Drive (be aware) it is twice the distance.

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