Height: While the canyon sports six cascading falls total, the upper falls drops 86 feet.
The Walk / Access: Proceed to milepost 42.6 of the Shenandoah National Park on Skyline Drive and park at the lot for the White Oak Skyline Drive Trailhead. The hike to the upper falls is a 4.6 mile roundtrip, featuring demanding elevation changes and plenty of scenery to go around. To upgrade your adventure, continue past the upper falls for another 1.35 miles and catch a glimpse of the 35-foot lower falls.
The Added Lure: Post an early dinner (see below), head to milepost 80 and camp at Loft Mountain Campground. The campground is predominantly primitive (with some backcountry and RV sites thrown in), with many sites cut into the Big Flat Mountain cliff-face, providing campers with glorious views of sun-rises, sunsets, and stars.
Grab a Bite: Located just across from the foot of the trail to the falls, you’ll find historic Skyland Lodge. Follow up dinner at the Pollock Dining Room with brews in the Mountain Taproom.