Big Meadows Lewis Spring Falls trail in Shenandoah
Length: 2.1 miles
Big Meadows Campground is located at Milepost 51 on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, approximately two hours from Washington, DC. Several hiking trails can be accessed from Big Meadows, including the Mill Prong Trail which leads to Rapidan Camp on the Rapidan River.
There are several hiking trails:
Lewis Spring Falls follows the Appalachian Trail for about 1.5 miles from the main campground to the falls overlook. It is an easy trail with standard hard-packed pebbles and dirt, with a few rock scrambles along the way.
Dark Hollow Falls begins at a parking lot close to the Byrd Center. From the parking lot, a 0.7-mile trail takes hikers to overlooks at the top and bottom of the falls. The trail is scenic and wide, but somewhat steep on the return.
Woods at Big Meadows; a mother bear and two cubs are barely visible at center The summit of Blackrock Mountain is located 0.3 mile from the main campground and adjacent to the Skyland Lodge. It is the highest point at Big Meadows and provides a scenic view of the Shenandoah Valley.