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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

2,437' 743 m

High

1,968' 600 m

Low

124' 38 m

Up

506' 154 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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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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Photos

View from the base of South River Falls.
May 12, 2016 near Elkton, VA
Narrow stone step path between end of South River Falls Road and the base of the falls.
Aug 22, 2021 near Stanard…, VA
Base of South River Falls.
Aug 22, 2021 near Elkton, VA

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