Three Falls Hike & Heritage Brewing Company

The Three Falls hike is a circuit that passes Rose River Falls, Dark Hollow Falls, and Lewis Spring Falls. These are three of the most beautiful falls in the SNP. There is also an option of shortening the distance, and vertical gain, by opting out of the Lewis Spring Falls section for a total of 6.1 mls and 1530ft gain.







We'll do this 9.3 mile hike, with 2,205 ft in elevation gain (that's a far amount of elevation!), and we'll see 3 of the most beautiful falls in the Shenandoah National Park!







This is a difficult hike. The waterfalls are amazing. Bring a lunch and plenty of water.

The hike will begin 10:00 AM at the visitor center parking lot at Milepost 51 on the Skyline Drive. Afterwards, everyone is invited to the Heritage Brewing Company in Manassas.   This brew pub does not serve food so we'll have to order out or bring something along.

Heritage Brewing Company, 9436 Center Point Lane, Manassas, VA 20110

DETAILS:

Hiking Distance: 9.3 miles

Elevation Gain: 2205'

Hiking Pace: Moderate (2 miles per hour)

Trail Terrain: dirt trail, rocky trails

Dogs Allowed:  No.  Due to extreme trail conditions this hike is not suitable for dogs.

Difficulty: EXTREMELY STRENUOUS - Hiking Upward Difficulty Rating = 4 (on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the most difficult).

What to Bring: Wear hiking shoes and bring a day pack with lunch, snacks, sunscreen, extra layers, basic first aid supplies, extra socks, and plenty of water.  Yesterday there was a 1-mile stretch of frozen snow.  If you have spikes, tracks, and/or poles then please bring them.  However, the trail can still be nogotiated without this equipment.

Organizer will provide: Limited first aid supplies and trail maps.

Carpool Location: Centerville Park & Ride at 8:00 AM.

Fees: National Park entrance fee per vehicle and donation to carpool driver for expenses.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I was scouting a future hike today so I will post the 3-Falls pics tomorrow.

    March 2, 2014

  • Carol S.

    I had a terrific time on my first hike! I think the snow and ice made it all the better--pretty cool all around. Thanks Jim and Jay.

    March 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm glad you enjoyed yourself Carol. Winter is definitely the best time to do this hike.

      March 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had fun on the slow. snowy. hike. Sorry we won't be able to make the brewery bc of previous commitments. Next time!!

    March 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was great having you guys along!

      1 · March 2, 2014

  • Mary L.

    Jim and Catorra--Please forgive me for not taking my name off the RSVP list. :-( I responded thinking it would be warner today and then forgot to take my name off the list.

    March 1, 2014

  • Patti L.

    Sorry I can't make it at the last minute - I was very excited to make it but unfortunately I now have to work.

    February 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the heads up Patti. We'll see ya down the road.

      February 28, 2014

  • Jay

    Looks like we're drinking at Heritage instead. It's in Manassas across from Bad Wolf on Center street. Also, the conditions on the falls are icy. Bring spikes if you've got them. Jim scouted the trail yesterday and has more to add (including a possible adjusted start time) but has been unable to get past the DDOS.

    February 28, 2014

  • Catorra

    Hey guys sorry for not making this trip. I'm moving my horse down south due to poor care given up here at the current stable. :( I'm hoping after all this is over I can get back to hiking with you all.

    February 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hope it goes well Tori.

      February 24, 2014

  • Bryan

    Will have to skip this one due to soreness in right knee from other sporting activities.

    February 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Too bad Bryan but thanks for the heads up. See ya next time.

      February 24, 2014

  • Angelee

    This hike is on the day before my birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate.

    February 23, 2014

  • Angelee

    This hike is on the day before my birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate.

    February 23, 2014

  • Angelee

    This hike is on the day before my birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate.

    February 23, 2014

  • Jay

    where are we drinking?

    February 16, 2014

    • Jay

      we re-scheduled the lucky star hike, so that's still on the table. Heritage is still untouched. Also, Old Bust Head seems to be open now.

      February 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Old Bust Head has potential. Many of us will drive past the Vint Hill area (where the brewery is located) on the return trip. The reviews for the place look good.

      February 18, 2014

  • Adrienne

    I hiked the rose river loop this past October just me and my 4 1/2 year old son. It was certainly an adventure with a little one! Great memories though :) I'll check my schedule it would be fun to attend

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Alison

    Rose River hike is beautiful. Sorry I can't make this one.

    January 5, 2014

  • Catorra

    Jim I was thinking of March 1st for this hike. The weather should be warming up by then.

    January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good. I'm working on the Lake Anna State Park hike. If I don't get it posted today then by tomorrow for sure. I'm looking at Feb 8th for that hike.

      1 · January 5, 2014

    • Catorra

      yay!!

      January 5, 2014

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