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Sat, Jun 08

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Madison County

Hike: Rose River Loop, Dark Hollow Falls, and Lewis Spring Falls Trails, SNP, VA

See two or all three of SNP’s finest falls on this classic hike.

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2024, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Madison County, Rose River Falls, Virginia 22743, USA

About the Event

$36 plus park fee or pass. Long hike 12½ mi., 2900 ft. elevation gain. Moderate hike, 9 mi., 1500 ft. elevation gain.

Long hikers start at the Crescent Rock Overlook and follow the Appalachian Trail to join the moderate hiker route beginning at Fishers Gap. Hikers then go left and descend on the Rose River trail, passing Rose River Falls and continuing on to the Rose River Fire Road. At this point both groups can visit Dark Hollow Falls, after which they will diverge. Moderate hikers follow the Rose River Fire Road to Fishers Gap and the parking area. Long hikers ascend the Dark Hollow Falls Trail to Skyline Drive and follow it a short distance to Lewis Falls Road. Long hikers then descend the Lewis Falls Road to the intersection with the AT, and continue on Lewis Falls Road to Lewis Falls Trail. After a steep descent, long hikers visit the Lewis Falls. Returning to Lewis Falls trail, long hikers ascend it to the AT and follow the AT back to the bus at Fishers Gap.

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