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A wonderful trail with a variety of scenic views.

Over Run Falls Trail leads to a breathtaking view of the park's highest waterfalls. The moderate 6.4-mile trip is worth the trip. In addition to the falls it offers spectacular views of Massanutten Mountain, gorges, valleys and rock ledges.

Directions: From Front Royal, VA, Skyline Drive travels the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Mile markers are placed along the right-hand side of the road heading south. They are numbered from north to south beginning at the northern terminus in Front Royal, Virginia. Facilities, trails and park features use the mile markers as points of reference. Park in parking area just beyond Hogback Overlook at milepost 21. The lower end of the lot leads to the Appalachian Trail, Take the Appalachian Trail for .4 mile to Tuscarora Trail. Take Tuscarora a short distance to Over Run Falls Trails which turns right at the trail post.

Elevation: 3,385 feet

Elevation Gain: 400 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

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