Shenandoah National Park Journals

Weekend Getaway on Skyline Drive

A September 2005 trip to Shenandoah National Park by candycorey

Quote: We spent a weekend camping at Big Meadows Campground in the Shenendoah National Park.

Dark Hollow Falls


The hike down to Dark Mountain Falls is generally very enjoyable. The trip to the falls consists of mostly downhill terrain. Part of the trail is actually a trail; other parts are a little trickier, as they require crossing rocks and very shallow riverbeds (think large puddle). Once you reach the falls, the view is excellent. It’s a nice spot to stop and take a few pictures. However, the break area is not large enough to accommodate crowds of people, which forces visitors to take on their return shortly after arriving. The return climb is exactly that, a climb. It is pretty much all uphill and will take your breath away - literally. Be sure to carry plenty of water and take freque...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 24, 2005

Dark Hollow Falls
Mile 50.7 At Skyline Drive
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 22835-9036
(540) 999-3500