gem icon Lower Doyles River Falls

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Overview

If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of multiple waterfalls, this is the perfect place to do so! The falls along the Doyles River are the largest and most spectacular of those located in the area, but it’s recommended that visitors take the time to stop and wonder at the falls along the way, no matter the size.

Due to the activity of the waterfalls, there are also many spots where visitors will enjoy dipping their toes (or dunking their whole selves!) into pristine swimming holes along the way. While working your way to the falls, the trail is scenic and beautiful, adding to the relaxation of visiting the falls.

There are two Doyle River Falls, and each has something unique to offer. Hikers will come across the Upper Doyles River Falls, a 28' cascade, first. The Lower Falls are the larger of the two, cascading nearly 63', and this is a great place to stop for a snack, a picnic, or just to appreciate the scenery. Once you’ve enjoyed your time admiring these dramatic falls, head back to the trailhead the way that you came.

Short Hike: It takes some work to be able to see these falls, and visitors will need to work their way in a few miles to see the falls. Starting at the Doyles River Trailhead parking area, head south on the Doyles River Trail. The trail is mostly moderate, although there are some strenuous parts.

Family Friendly: Kids will love navigating to the falls, and possibly swimming in one of the pools at the base of the falls, or even potentially seeing a bear!

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Jun 28, 2017
Jose Portillo
Jun 6, 2017
Chris McCloud
Done as part of multiday hike on AT in Shenandoah NP South District April 2017
Jun 4, 2017
Sundaresh Mullur
Apr 10, 2017
Chris McCloud
Done as part of multiday hike on AT in Shenandoah NP South District April 2017
Apr 10, 2017
Chris McCloud
Fines as part of 2 night, 29 mile (approx) backpacking trip (Browns Gap-Blackrock-Loft Mountain-Simmons Gap) on AT w/ loop on Jones Run, Doyle River.
Oct 17, 2016
Conner Swett
Aug 21, 2016
James Spicer
Aug 16, 2016
Hunter Scott

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