Waterfalls of Shenandoah National Park

November 23, 2008

Waterfalls are a popular attraction throughout Shenandoah National Park, and with dropping temperatures comes the chance for frozen water formations. For anyone interested in visiting these attractions, I’m republishing one of my previous articles on the topic:

Driving on Skyline Drive, one may think there are not a lot of roadside attractions, but do not be fooled. Nestled in the mountainous folds of Shenandoah National Park are at least nine waterfalls that are accessible by foot.

For the shortest trip, Dark Hollow Falls, near mile 50.7 features a 70-foot waterfall and a 1.4 round-trip hike.

For the more experienced group, Overall Run Falls near mile 21.1 is the longest round-trip journey, at 6.4 miles, but the waterfall drops 93 feet.

It’s important to note that while one trail to a waterfall may be shorter than another, all trails descend between 440 and 1850 feet, so time and energy will be spent on the return trip.

Wear appropriate clothing and drink plenty of fluids.

Admission to the park costs $15 per car between March and November, but the pass is good for one week. If you plan to visit on several occasions, annual passes can be purchased for $30.

Additional information about the waterfalls can be obtained at the visitor centers and ranger stations throughout the park.

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3 Responses to “Waterfalls of Shenandoah National Park”

  1. James Valasco Says:

    I would like to have information on all 9 of the waterfalls within the park. Could you e-mail them to me or by mail?

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  2. Evan Dyson Says:

    Hi James,

    I’m not sure specifically what information you’re looking for beyond the names of the hikes. There is a great book available through the park service for a relatively low cost. The name escapes me at the moment, but I’ll dig it out of my car and post that information soon. That would be your best bet for the information you’re after.

  3. marilyn Says:

    I bet all the waterfalls are very lovely and would take beautiful photography. See ia do remember what you tell me.(waterfalls of shenandoah)


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