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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 April 20, 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 July 31, 2017
Gainesville, Georgia
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Reviewed September 4, 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

Thank Virginia G
Reviewed July 25, 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

2  Thank Rob S
Reviewed April 20, 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

3  Thank kisoffbaby
Reviewed October 8, 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

Thank PhillyTraveler49
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank 902dickb
Reviewed July 31, 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

1  Thank Margie895
Reviewed July 7, 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!

2  Thank kim w
Reviewed June 1, 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

Thank Zach H
Reviewed April 30, 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

2  Thank Old_man_traveler62
Reviewed October 31, 2016

This was a moderate but steep & rocky (at times) 1.4 mile hike look. Took our 4yo and you better hold their little hands tightly when you get to the falls. Very much on the edge and the rocks are slippery.

2  Thank Autumn L
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