Hike to Jones Run Waterfall

Jones Run Parking Area - Search Nearby - Added by Jess Fischer

This little known waterfall in Shenandoah is the perfect, quiet place to visit to avoid the crowds while still getting to enjoy some beautiful falls. 

This little known waterfall is located close to the more popular waterfall, Doyles River Falls. Staring at the Jones Run parking area turn left downhill following the blue blazed Jones Run trail. After 1.7 miles you will reach the main waterfall. You can either stay here and enjoy the waterfall or hike 0.1 miles further to a smaller set of falls below the main falls. Another set of cascades are 0.2 miles past this point. Wherever you decide to stop and enjoy the view be very careful- the rocks are extremely slippery year round. 

From here you can either head back up the mountain to the Jones Run parking area or you can continue down the trail and loop around to Doyles Falls. For more information on the Doyles Falls hike go here: https://www.theoutbound.com/vi...

Once you hike down to the river there are many spots along the trail where you will find little swimming holes. It's very difficult to describe exactly where these swimming holes are so instead my best advice is to keep an open eye for little side paths off of the trail- they may lead to nowhere but a lot of them will take you to amazing little swimming holes!

Distance

2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

800 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Swimming, Hiking

Easy Parking
Forest
River
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

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Charlottesville KOA

Charlottesville, Virginia

Luray KOA

Luray, Virginia

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Beautiful Waterfall

Jones River Falls has a nice hike to a beautiful waterfall. It's also just down the trail from Doyle River Falls which is another great waterfall in Shenandoah.

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