Some SNP waterfalls can be accessed via boundary trailheads which are located throughout all 3 districts in the surrounding counties of Shenandoah National Park. However this site was created to provide location directions from the trailheads that are located along the Skyline Drive. This approach allows for new and infrequent visitors who are not familiar with the park to find these waterfalls.

The waterfalls in this site are listed in order of their location from north to south along the Skyline Drive, beginning in the North District at mile marker 0, continuing through the Central District, and ending in the South District at mile marker 105.

All listed hikes are downwards, so the return trip will always be upwards and usually steep. Be fully prepared for any waterfall hike, and avoid the hike altogether if there is any indication of inclement weather. Mountain trekking may be exhausting for some, especially those not accustomed to physical activity, so know your limits. And know there is always a potential risk involved with wet rocks and saturated soil around waterfalls. Your safety is your responsibility. Know your physical abilities and limitations before taking on any waterfall hike in the park. Respect nature’s elements and leave no trace.

The 6 waterfalls located in Whiteoak Canyon

Although man has somewhat commercialized the Shenandoah wilderness with roads, overlooks, parking lots and trails, it is still a wilderness, and there are things that can, and will cause harm if you’re not alert. Poisonous snakes, poison oak and ivy, ticks, and bears are all abundant throughout the park, this is their home. Always stay alert and never become complacent in the wild.

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