An excellent day hike with multiple waterfalls, massive tulip trees, and a Confederate grave.

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

413

m

413

m

9

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

A half-day hike for most, this loop visits three significant waterfalls in the southern region of Shenandoah National Park.

Linking the AT, Doyles River Trail, Jones Run Trail, and a fire road, you'll explore two stunning canyons lined with old-growth tulips and plenty of smaller cascades.

Along the fire road, you'll even pass a Confederate grave, a common occurrence throughout the Shenandoah Mountains. As mapped, this hike begins at the Jones Run Falls Trailhead on Skyline Drive.

You could also start at the Browns Gap Parking Area or take a short spur from the Dundo Group Campground.

According to [this](https://blog.virginia.org/2016/06/must-do-hikes/) source, the campground was "once the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp." Either way, the start is nearly halfway between Rockfish Gap and Swift Run Gap, so allocate plenty of time to get to the trailhead if you're coming from a nearby town. Though some would consider this hike *moderate* in difficulty, others may find it more challenging due to the elevation gain.

At a minimum, set aside 3 hours for the hike, but know that it could take upwards of 5 or 6 on a hot day. Sources: https://justfollowingmyarrow.com/hiking-double-falls-loop-shenandoah-national-park/ https://blog.virginia.org/2016/06/must-do-hikes/