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
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.