Thing to Do

Hazel River Falls

An orange sunrise behind the silhouette of a tree at an overlook.

A trail that leads you through a rugged section of the Park to an exceptional waterfall. 

Distance: 5.3-mile round trip hike
Difficulty: Moderate (hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 5 hours
Elevation Gain: 1,070 feet

Hike Description

  1. From Meadow Spring Parking Area (mile 33.5), take the yellow-blazed Hazel Mountain Trail past the Buck Ridge Trail.
  2. At the fork, go left onto the yellow-blazed White Rocks Trail.
  3. At the next trailpost, go right and continue to two small waterfalls.
  4. Turn around and retrace your steps back 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 the Meadow Spring parking area.

Accessibility Information

This trail does not meet ADA accessibility guidelines.

Shenandoah National Park

Map of area around Thornton Gap including notable roads and trails.
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Last updated: February 19, 2021