Shenandoah National Park: Little Hogback to Overall Run Falls

Take this 8.8-mile out-and-back dayhike or overnight to escape high-season crowds; it stitches together a lesser-known route leading to a photo-worthy waterfall.
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Take this 8.8-mile out-and-back dayhike or overnight to escape high-season crowds; it stitches together a lesser-known route leading to a photo-worthy waterfall.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.0

Waypoints

LHT001

Location: 38.7587661743164, -78.2622146606445

Trail starts on N edge of rocky guard wall; bear L on Appalachian Trail (white blazes)

LHT004

Location: 38.7578659057617, -78.286003112793

Turn R onto Tuscarora Trail, heading NW

LHT005

Location: 38.7631988525391, -78.2921829223633

Turn R; Tuscarora merges with Overall Run Trail; Matthews Arm Campground on L

LHT007

Location: 38.7803497314453, -78.2890319824219

Caution: Many trails merge into a hub; stay on Overall Run Trail

LHT008

Location: 38.7810173034668, -78.2892990112305

Continue straight, veering W

LHT009

Location: 38.7808837890625, -78.2909698486328

Photo op: Overall Run Falls drops 93 ft.

LHT010

Location: 38.7846336364746, -78.2958145141602

Primitive campsite; good turnaround spot

LHT002

Location: 38.7618980407715, -78.2772598266602

Cross Skyline Dr.; white-tailed deer often roam in the grassy patches

LHT003

Location: 38.7611541748047, -78.2817535400391

Cross Skyline Dr. again; stay on the AT

LHT006

Location: 38.7709770202637, -78.2894592285156

Trail descends N; listen for waterfalls cascading ahead