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Great hike with swimming!

This was our first hike at Shenandoah, and we were not disappointed. We did it with our two dogs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Huntingtown, Maryland
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gorgeous hike along the water!

i loved this hike--we parked at fishers gap overlook, took the rose river falls trail down all the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Megan H
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Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first hike at Shenandoah, and we were not disappointed. We did it with our two dogs and we all enjoyed the opportunity to get wet in the river which runs along the vast majority of the 3.9 miles. Other reveiwers have recommended...More

1  Thank MarkUSNA1998
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

i loved this hike--we parked at fishers gap overlook, took the rose river falls trail down all the way to dark hollow falls. the trail follows the water most of the way, and it is gorgeous. at dark hollow falls, took the fire road back...More

2  Thank Megan H
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We took this hike as our first to Shenandoah. I don't consider me and my wife fitness buffs but moderate hikers sometimes doing overnights in the woods with kids. We've been to the smokies where the end point or main feature was breathtaking. While this...More

Thank JerryPWhite
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We parked in Fishers Gap Lot early in the day on a Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed the hike. There are abundant trail markers and no matter how you do it you see the falls and river. Most of the trail is along the beautiful Rose...More

1  Thank S W
Reviewed 17 July 2018

There are several ways to get to Rose River Falls especially if you combine the Rose River Loop Trail with other trails. My adult son and I made the 6 and a half mile circuit starting at Big Meadows Lodge where we were staying. This...More

1  Thank Larry T
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The hike in isn't to bad after parking in Fishers Gap. Start on the Horse Trail then go to Rose River trail. After some rain the river will put on a show through all the plunge pools. So many plunge pools and areas to take...More

Thank WVAngler
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Everyone else's comments are spot on. If it's rained within a few days (or raining during) of your visit, give this one a go. We've started on the fire road and we've ended on the fire road. Starting on the falls and ending on the...More

1  Thank W S
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a very popular hike with lots of people. It's a great place too soak your feet on hot days. Bring a lunch and enjoy the day!

Thank Bonnielt23
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

- A must-do hike - Do it clockwise - Bring plenty of water - Bug spray a must this time of year - Wear good hiking shoes - Lots of swimming holes - 4 mile loop in 3 hours w/young kids - Right next to...More

3  Thank pitchblak13
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Bring your water and have on good shoes. This gem of a falls is a not-to-far of a hike from the parking area on Skyline Drive. Flow is better in the spring and slows down during the warm summer months. We've gone a couple of...More

Thank Sue L
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