Dry Run Falls Road
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,137' -347 m
High: 2,964' 903 m
Low: 1,827' 557 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“This fire road trail provides access to a cliff and an off-trail waterfall.”— Larry W. Brown
Family Friendly A bushwhack may be a bit technical for some family members, but a chance to see the Lost Cliffs add a great destination to this moderate route.
Two items of interest along this fire road are Lost Cliffs and Dry Run Falls.
The Lost Cliffs are Greenstone that rise nearly 100 above the forest floor. You'll seen them to your right about 50 yards off the fire road. There's an unmarked footpath on the far end that will take you to the top. The cliffs are high enough above the forest cover to provide good views south and west.
The Dry Run Falls are located well off the fire road. There is no trail (you must bushwhack), but it is worth a side trip by experienced hikers. About 1.8 miles from the start, the fire road makes a sharp turn to the right. After you complete the turn, the falls will be diagonally ahead and left, straight downhill, about an eighth of a mile away. If there's a good flow of water, you should be able to hear the falls from the fire road.
Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this trail 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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