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This exciting series of falls lies along the Rose River Loop Trail which runners can take for an out-and-back run or a longer loop down toward Dark Hollow Falls. The falls are fed by the Rose River which, after a good amount of rain, plummets 67' over up to four different cascades.

The Rose River Loop Trail meanders through a portion of the park's federally designated wilderness area and provides a secluded route with a number of water features along the way.

As an out-and-back run, use the Fishers Gap parking area and head out on the Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail until you see the start of the Rose River Loop Trail on the right. This route is just over 2.5 miles with a climb of around 720'.

A longer loop run is highly recommended as a way to see some of the best water features in the park. Continue south past the Rose River Falls to the Dark Hollow Falls Trail as a short spur down to the falls. Head back the way you came, taking the left onto the Rose River Fire Road as it heads back north to the Fischer's Gap Parking Area.

Short Run: Using the Fishers Gap Parking Area, Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail, and Rose River Loop Trail, the shortest, out-and-back option is 2.6 miles with around 720' of elevation.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Zander Göpfert

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