Thing to Do

Doyles River Falls

A waterfall is surrounded by a dense, green forest.

This beautiful trek through Wilderness takes you along cool, clear mountain streams to two unique waterfalls. Be prepared for a stream crossing.

Distance: 3.3-mile round trip hike
Difficulty: Moderate (explanation of our hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Elevation Gain: 1,189 feet

Hike Description

  1. From the Doyles River Parking Area (mile 81.1), take the blue-blazed Doyles River Trail.
  2. Cross the Appalachian Trail and pass the access trails to Doyles River Cabin and Browns Gap Road.
  3. Trail posts mark the locations of Upper and Lower Doyles River Falls.
  4. Retrace your steps to return to the parking area. 

The average hike duration does not take into consideration fitness, exploration, rest, contemplation, etc.


Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.

An entrance fee is required to get into Shenandoah National Park.

The trailhead for this hike is located at Doyles River parking area.

Year Round
Accessibility Information

This trail does not meet ADA accessibility guidelines.

Shenandoah National Park

Area map of Loft Mountain including notable roads and trails.

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Last updated: April 19, 2021