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Short, easy hike to a decent waterfall

This is a great hike for families with children who may not be up to some of the longer hikes in... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
A good hike

Lewis Falls trail is about a 2.5 mile hike, round-trip. Initially it goes down a fire road next to... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Gainesville, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Luray for the afternoon and excited to find this listed so close. Never mind. The map apparently is no where near the falls? We ended up on a small residential road of private property. Assuming this remains an issue based on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We are relatively new to hiking in the mountains, so each new experience is unique and interesting to us. We stayed at the Bg Meadow Lodge and since this hike is right there, it was a no-brainer. The hike to the falls is downhill, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Virginia G
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We did this trail as a 3.5+ mile loop from the Big Meadows lodge. We did it in the pout=ring rain, and it was still fun. There are parts that are somewhat steep, and need just a bit of scrambling, but overall it's a medium...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Rob S
Reviewed 20 April 2018

This is a great hike for families with children who may not be up to some of the longer hikes in the park like White Oak Canyon. It starts on a fireroad, which is easy. After that it can get steep walking down to the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank kisoffbaby
Reviewed 8 October 2017

In October, the "falls" were more like a trickle going over some rocks. We were forewarned, but were expecting something a tad better. It's downhill all the way. It starts out on a fire road, but then gets exceedingly rocky the rest of the way....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Map shown takes you nowhere near the trail. It's in the national park about 50 miles away. Never got there.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank deke1986
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Lewis Falls trail is about a 2.5 mile hike, round-trip. Initially it goes down a fire road next to the parking area on Skyline at mile marker 51.4. There are only 4 spaces there, so we did park in the Rapidan parking area and walk...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Margie895
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Every spot in SNP area is absolutely beautiful. No lack of water at the falls. Keep eyes open for bears when hiking the park. Park employees Great!

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank kim w
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This was an absolute gem of a hike near Big Meadows campground. A moderate hike leads you to the largest falls in the area. Make sure you take a step off the path to the edge of the waterfall. There is no better feeling than...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank zwh72
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were staying at Big Meadows Lodge and opted to go hiking to the Lewis Falls. We went down there on the AT and came across a bear and went back on the lower return trail (forgot it's name). I would recommend going back on...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Old_man_traveler62
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