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Nice hike; Falls decent

This was a nice hike to do with the family. We did it the first time when my then youngest was 3... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
Nice falls with difficult walk back

We enjoyed the walk down to the falls and it was very pretty but the walk back was quite difficult... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Erie Pa
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3655 Hwy 211, Mile 62. 8, Shenandoah National Park, VA 22835
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Reviewed 1 week ago

South River Picnic Area is in the southern end of the Central District of Shenandoah just north of the Swift Run entrance at milepost 62.8. The South River Trail starts from here and leads just over a mile down to an overlook for the falls....More

Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This hike is a bit deceptive, but if you go all the way, the falls are absolutely wonderful (at least with recent rain). You go down the mountain about 1.4 mi, which takes you to a stone walled "overlook". Unfortunately, at this point you are...More

Thank Steve4241
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This was a nice hike to do with the family. We did it the first time when my then youngest was 3. The oldest two were 7 and we had a 5 year old. We knew to take our time and go slow. You do...More

Thank kisoffbaby
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We enjoyed the walk down to the falls and it was very pretty but the walk back was quite difficult with many switchbacks. We enjoyed Rose River Falls more.

Thank KimEriePa
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was a nice trail, but to get the full effect, hike all the way down to the lower view of the falls. The trail can be strenuous, as you are going down a long way, then gotta go back up, but the peaceful view...More

Thank Sparky9345
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This trek was billed as "easy," yet the rater seems to have ignored the "elevation changes." It was an easy walk down to the falls (we went clockwise), but coming back up was a huge challenge, with very rocky portions, and almost unremitting steepness. On...More

1  Thank FrenchTranslator
Reviewed 9 July 2017

i have been here two times and i love it. the trail is 3 and half miles total from the South River Falls Trail parking space.

1  Thank bayugech
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

So we decided to walk this trail and it of course going down isnt much of a issue, but to leave and hike back up a challenge. It was up hill all the way back seemed like it took forever to get back to leave....More

Thank Mrs M
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a pretty decent trail, some switchbacks, gets rocky at places. We didn't hike to the bottom of the falls cause it was rainy and foggy, just to the observation rock. The falls was really flowing cause of the rain, Kind of hard to...More

Thank DeeDee2215
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This waterfall is featured on the the Shenandoah NPS website along with three other waterfalls in the park (Overall Run Falls, Rose River Falls, and Jones Run Falls). I am not sure it deserves to be featured so prominently. We hiked with a troop of...More

1  Thank mgnelu
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