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Beautiful falls not hard to reach.

One thing I liked about the trail to Rose River Falls is that it wasn't a bad hike and we were able... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Sue L
Great hike with swimming!

This was our first hike at Shenandoah, and we were not disappointed. We did it with our two dogs... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Huntingtown, Maryland
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All reviews the loop dark hollow copper mine great hike horse trail gradual climb counter clockwise half mile parking lot across the road skyline drive black beans parking area is up hill bug spray bring plenty of water easy hike
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

One thing I liked about the trail to Rose River Falls is that it wasn't a bad hike and we were able to go at our own pace. Recommend going during the week since weekend foot traffic is high with park visitors aplenty. Several good...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sue L
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This was our first hike at Shenandoah, and we were not disappointed. We did it with our two dogs and we all enjoyed the opportunity to get wet in the river which runs along the vast majority of the 3.9 miles. Other reveiwers have recommended...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MarkUSNA1998
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

i loved this hike--we parked at fishers gap overlook, took the rose river falls trail down all the way to dark hollow falls. the trail follows the water most of the way, and it is gorgeous. at dark hollow falls, took the fire road back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank mshalvy
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We took this hike as our first to Shenandoah. I don't consider me and my wife fitness buffs but moderate hikers sometimes doing overnights in the woods with kids. We've been to the smokies where the end point or main feature was breathtaking. While this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JerryPWhite
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We parked in Fishers Gap Lot early in the day on a Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed the hike. There are abundant trail markers and no matter how you do it you see the falls and river. Most of the trail is along the beautiful Rose...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank S W
Reviewed 17 July 2018

There are several ways to get to Rose River Falls especially if you combine the Rose River Loop Trail with other trails. My adult son and I made the 6 and a half mile circuit starting at Big Meadows Lodge where we were staying. This...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Larry T
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The hike in isn't to bad after parking in Fishers Gap. Start on the Horse Trail then go to Rose River trail. After some rain the river will put on a show through all the plunge pools. So many plunge pools and areas to take...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WVAngler
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Everyone else's comments are spot on. If it's rained within a few days (or raining during) of your visit, give this one a go. We've started on the fire road and we've ended on the fire road. Starting on the falls and ending on the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank W S
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a very popular hike with lots of people. It's a great place too soak your feet on hot days. Bring a lunch and enjoy the day!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bonnielt23
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

- A must-do hike - Do it clockwise - Bring plenty of water - Bug spray a must this time of year - Wear good hiking shoes - Lots of swimming holes - 4 mile loop in 3 hours w/young kids - Right next to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank pitchblak13
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