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Double Falls Loop

 4.3 (21)

Length


6.9 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


1,230' 375 m

Ascent

-1,223' -373 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

2,816' 858 m

High

1,589' 484 m

Low

Shared By Donovan Fitzgerald

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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.

Donovan Fitzgerald

Dogs Unknown

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.

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Oct 14, 2018
Shaun Brown
7mi — 5h 00m
Sep 29, 2018
Dean Wittig
Awesome hike after a couple of very rainy days. The streams were full and the waterfalls were stunning. 8mi — 5h 00m
Aug 30, 2018
Luke Mahoney
2.5L, two cliff bars, tough mid trail climb 6.9mi
Jul 7, 2018
Lisa Gardner
Cool day
Jun 30, 2018
Christopher Graham
Hot day! Great waterfall views.
May 27, 2018
Dustin O
May 21, 2018
Michael Braband
Apr 1, 2018
Kim Earhart

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 21 votes

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  4.3 from 21 votes
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#336

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Parking at the Dundo Picnic Area is good option. Bathrooms available and the trail is just a short downhill connector. Dec 8, 2017
This loop was one of the best hikes we've ever taken. We went the last week in Sept, so no bugs. We happened to go after a couple of days of rain, and both streams were full, making for numerous picturesque water falls. The trail did have one intimidating water crossing on Jones Run, but probably only because of the recent rain. It's probably not much of an issue otherwise. Oct 2, 2018

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