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gem Favorite Overall Run Falls, as seen from the rock viewpoint on Overall Run Trail. At 93 feet, it is the largest waterfall in the park.

Overall Run Falls

(18) Washington, VA
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Elkwallow Picnic Area

(5) Washington, VA

Recommended Routes in North District - 12

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Favorite Keyser Run, Little Devils Stairs. with permission from rootboy
Difficult

Little Devil Stairs Loop

5.5 mi 8.9 km 1,453' Up 442.8 m Up 1,429' Down 435.54 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite Overall Run Falls, as seen from the rock viewpoint on Overall Run Trail. At 93 feet, it is the largest waterfall in the park.
Intermediate/Difficult

Overall Run Falls

6.3 mi 10.2 km 1,348' Up 410.97 m Up 1,348' Down 410.94 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite Keyser Run, Little Devils Stairs. with permission from rootboy
Difficult

Little Devil Stairs with AT Loop

12.4 mi 19.9 km 2,420' Up 737.65 m Up 2,384' Down 726.68 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite Fire road leading north from Compton Gap Parking Area.
Intermediate

Compton Gap to Compton Peak

2.3 mi 3.7 km 617' Up 187.93 m Up 617' Down 188.17 m Down

Front R…, VA
Favorite More fog along Dickey Ridge.
Intermediate

Dickey Ridge Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km 833' Up 253.75 m Up 829' Down 252.58 m Down

Front R…, VA
Favorite Sunset in Shenandoah
Intermediate/Difficult

Neighbor Mountain - Jeremys Run Loop

14.0 mi 22.5 km 2,503' Up 762.95 m Up 2,509' Down 764.82 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite Lands run falls
Easy/Intermediate

Lands Run Falls

1.2 mi 1.9 km 289' Up 88.06 m Up 289' Down 88.04 m Down

Front R…, VA
Favorite Viewpoint
Intermediate

Compton Peak from Jenkins Gap

3.4 mi 5.4 km 759' Up 231.32 m Up 759' Down 231.25 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite Looking south at west face of Big Devil Stairs canyon
Difficult

Big Devils Stairs Trail

3.9 mi 6.3 km 101' Up 30.92 m Up 1,823' Down 555.71 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite Ridge lines in the distance from North Marshall Mountain Lookout. with permission from rootboy
Intermediate

North Marshall

0.6 mi 1.0 km 152' Up 46.21 m Up 151' Down 46.08 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite Fire road leading north from Compton Gap Parking Area.
Intermediate

Compton Gap North

1.5 mi 2.4 km 235' Up 71.73 m Up 235' Down 71.72 m Down

Front R…, VA
Favorite The Hickerson trailhead is marked by this post.
Intermediate

Lands Run Gap to Hickerson Hollow

2.1 mi 3.4 km 565' Up 172.13 m Up 566' Down 172.39 m Down

Front R…, VA

North District Running

  • 168 Miles 271 Kilometers of Trail
  • 12 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 13 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 30 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in North District - 40

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2.0 mi 3.3 km #1Little Devils Stairs Trail
Difficult
Washington, VA
Difficult
Washington, VA 17 
6.7 mi 10.7 km #2Jeremys Run Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
Washington, VA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Pole Bridge Link Trail
Easy
Washington, VA
Easy
Washington, VA
5.6 mi 9.1 km #4Mt. Marshall Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
Washington, VA
6.2 mi 10.0 km #5Tuscarora-Overall Run Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA 10 
9.2 mi 14.8 km #6Dickey Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #7Bluff Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
Washington, VA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Fox Hollow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Jenkins Gap Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #10Browntown Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA

Photos of North District - 51

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Keyser Run, Little Devils Stairs. with permission from rootboy
Apr 11, 2016 near Washington, VA
Ridge lines in the distance from North Marshall Mountain Lookout. with permission from rootboy
Apr 28, 2016 near Washington, VA
Overall Run Falls, as seen from the rock viewpoint on Overall Run Trail. At 93 feet, it is the largest waterfall in the park.
Jan 29, 2016 near Washington, VA
Fire road leading north from Compton Gap Parking Area.
May 7, 2018 near Front R…, VA
Overall Run Falls, the tallest waterfall in SNP.
May 15, 2016 near Washington, VA
The Overall Run upper cascades.
May 15, 2016 near Washington, VA
A rocky overlook on the North Marshall Trail.
Mar 11, 2020 near Washington, VA
After making it to the top of Little Devils Staircase Trail we took the Keyser Run Road down and got to see this amazing view
Jul 4, 2016 near Washington, VA