Thing to Do

Little Devils Stairs Loop

A view from an overlook down into a valley below filled with fall colors of red and orange.

 This journey leads you through an impressive gorge with many cascades, past a family cemetery, and through the quiet forest.

Distance: 7.4-mile circuit hike
Difficulty: Strenuous (explanation of our hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Elevation Gain: 1,897 feet

Hike Description

  1. From the Keyser Run parking area (mile 19.4), take the Keyser Run Fire Road (yellow-blazed).
  2. Follow the fire road to the parking area on the boundary. Please stay on the fire road, and respect private property.
  3. Pick up the blue-blazed Little Devils Stairs Trail and continue until you reconnect with the Keyser Run Fire Road.
  4. Turn right, and 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.

A park entrance fee is required to get into Shenandoah National Park

The trailhead for this hike is located at the Keyser Run parking area.

Year Round
Accessibility Information

This trail does not meet ADA accessibility guidelines.

Shenandoah National Park

Map of Keyser Run Area with trail descriptions.
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Last updated: January 29, 2021