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South River Falls Road

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A fire road leading steeply down toward the base of South River Falls.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

2,443' 745 m

High

1,912' 583 m

Low

81' 25 m

Up

532' 162 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The road is fairly easy to navigate even though it's a bit steep, and kids will love looking up at the falls from their base.

Description

This fire road breaks off of the South River Fire Road, heading steeply down along one long switchback toward South River Falls from below.

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this description. If you’re interested in learning more details about great hikes, weather, camping / lodging, wildlife, and scenic drives, check out the comprehensive Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

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Larry W. Brown

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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View from the base of South River Falls.
May 12, 2016 near Elkton, VA

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Oct 28, 2019
Sarahsaurus Frex
1.1mi
May 10, 2019
Keylie Gibson
Nov 10, 2018
Donovan Fitzgerald
This road is a “must take” to the bottom. From there it’s a couple hundred yards up to the base of the falls. Great view!
Oct 14, 2017
Gustavo Berrizbeitia
Sep 3, 2017
Joe Davison
Jul 3, 2016
Alejandro Lastra