Big Rock Falls in Virginia

Big Rock Falls in Shenandoah National Park – Madison County

Near the retreat of a former U.S. President (Hoover) is lovely Big Rock Falls.

It is a moderate 1.5 mile hike down to the Falls then another 0.4 miles to Camp Rapidan (the Retreat).

The waterfall trail can be combined with the Laurel Prong Trail and Appalachian Trail for a tough 7.2 loop.


Park at Milan Gap (Mile 53.0). Then cross Skyline Drive and hike down the Mill Prong Trail to Big Rock Falls.

Please study my Virginia Waterfall Map for precise locations.

Trail Map - Big Rock Falls
Trail Map – Big Rock Falls (click to enlarge)

Trail Profile

Profile - Big Rock Falls
Profile – Big Rock Falls (click to enlarge)