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This combination of four trails creates a loop that provides views of the water falls on the Doyle River & Jones Run.


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6.9

Miles

11.0

KM

Loop

2,815' 858 m

High

1,589' 484 m

Low

1,226' 374 m

Up

1,221' 372 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

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

Overview

This trail takes you to the water falls on both the Doyle River and the Jones Run, making for a scenic loop.

Description

Trail starts at at Jones Run Trail parking lot off the Skyline Drive. You take the Jones Run Trail down into the valley to enjoy the views of the Jones Run falls. After the Jones Run Falls you continue until the trail meets the Doyles River Trail. At this point the trail becomes all up hill adventure. Along the way you'll reach the lower & upper Doyles Falls. The lower falls would be a great location to take an extended break to give your legs a chance to recharge for the rest of the uphill climb out of the valley. After the falls you'll continue to travel up the valley until you reach the crossing of the Browns Gap Road. The road takes a much less aggressive route out of the valley and near the top you'll reach the AT. Take a left on the AT and travel on it until you reach the starting point just under the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Typical Shenandoah Park Flora & Fauna.

Contacts

Shared By:

Donovan Fitzgerald

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  4.2 from 33 votes

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Photos

Doyles River Falls
May 14, 2018 near Grottoes, VA
Upper Doyles River Falls
Mar 21, 2016 near Grottoes, VA
Lower Doyles River Falls
Mar 21, 2016 near Grottoes, VA
Jones Run Falls
Mar 19, 2016 near Grottoes, VA
Jones Run Falls
May 14, 2018 near Grottoes, VA
One of many stunning waterfalls.
Oct 2, 2018 near Grottoes, VA
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Apr 22, 2024
sadiegrindstaff
6.9mi
Nov 3, 2023
Tom Parker
6.9mi — 4h 30m
May 19, 2023
Tom Herr
Fun hike to see some falls. Part was on the Appalachian Trail. Went down initially, then all up. Enjoyed it. 6.9mi
Jul 4, 2022
J H
Jan 14, 2022
Haden Smith
Lots of waterfalls 6.9mi
Sep 19, 2021
Will Heinle
University of Richmond Outdoors Club!
Aug 15, 2021
Rachel Strons
Pretty easy trail! A few rocky bits- boots are pretty necessary 7.5mi — 2h 45m
Mar 14, 2021
Taylor Screws
6.8mi — 3h 00m
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