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Double Falls Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (30) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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°)

Dogs Leashed

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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  4.3 from 30 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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Sep 13, 2020
Chris a.k.a. -------
Q1 break trip w/Carmen
Sep 6, 2020
Jordan Stemple
Great hike with lots of beautiful views of the waterfalls 8.5mi — 3h 15m
Jul 16, 2020
Lucy Caples
Jan 11, 2020
Erick Bunch
great day hike the ascent to the upper falls was a rock scramble and very wet and slick 7.2mi — 3h 30m
Jul 11, 2019
Amy Dennis Wood
1h 40m
Jul 6, 2019
Michael Ray
Jul 4, 2019
Caleb Weatherbee
4th of July hike 3mi — 1h 00m
Jun 8, 2019
Bryan Folts
699mi — 2h 30m