Waterfall Wednesday: Dark Hallow Falls, Shenandoah National Park

Ellen Matis

Each week, Recreation News takes you to a new waterfall in the Mid-Atlantic. This week, see Dark Hallow Falls in Shenandoah National Park, Va.


Location: Shenandoah National Park

Height: 70

Dark Hollow Falls is the easiest to visit of the many waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park. A downhill hike of less than a mile takes you to this scenic waterfall.

How to get there:

The trail begins at mile post 50.7 on the Skyline Drive. See the map here.

If you continue down the Dark Hollow Falls Trail, you will reach the Rose River Loop Trail. A 5.5 round trip hike will take you past Dark Hollow and Rose River Falls. Elsewhere in Shenandoah you can find White Oak Falls, Cedar Falls, South River Falls, Lewis Falls, Doyles River Falls, Jones Run Falls and Overall Run Falls.

While you’re there:

Shenandoah National Park is just 75 miles from Washington, D.C. The park boasts 200,000 acres of protected lands that are a haven to deer, songbirds and more, according to the park’s website.

More information: http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm

Jim Luckach on Flickr

More from Waterfall Wednesday:

Crabtree Falls, Montebello, Va.

Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle, Pa.

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