Dark Hollow Falls in Virginia

Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park – Madison County

Dark Hollow Falls is one of the shortest waterfall trails in Shenandoah but be prepared for a steep return hike!

At 70 ft it is one of the higher waterfalls in Shenandoah and very visible from two viewing areas.

At 0.55 miles you can view the falls from an observation point but it is most rewarding to continue down the steep and sometimes slippery trail to the base of the falls at 0.72 miles.

Dark Hollow Falls is practically across the road from the Big Meadows tourist area and the parking lot fills early on busy days.

Dark Hollow Falls - Fall
Dark Hollow Falls – Fall View!

Directions

Park at the Dark Hollow Falls parking area at mile 50.7. Please study my Virginia Waterfall Map for precise locations.

Dark Hollow Falls - Parking
Dark Hollow Falls – Parking

You will immediately cross Hogcamp Branch creek and stay on the left bank all the way down until it drains into the Rose River.

Continue on the left bank of the Rose River until the observation point and then down to the base of the falls.

It is a 1.44 mile return hike.

Dark Hollow Falls - Observation Point View
Dark Hollow Falls – Observation Point View

Trail Map

Trail Map - Dark Hollow Falls
Trail Map – Dark Hollow Falls (click to enlarge)

Trail Profile

Profile - Dark Hollow Falls
Profile – Dark Hollow Falls