South River Falls - Hiking

Hiking South River Falls and Pocosin Mission — The circuit is 8.5 miles; total climb is about 1830 feet; time required is approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes.  It’s a long hike which includes ruins, a cemetery and the falls.  

The hiking route is easy to reach via a 1 1/4 mile hike from the South River Picnic Area just north of the Rt. 33, at milepost 62.8 on the Skyline Drive

There is a $15.00 per car fee to enter the Shenandoah National Park.  During the winter months the fee is $10.00 per car.  You can get a 6-day pass if you plan on returning to the hiking area more than once in a week.

Stop by the Greene County Visitor Center for a hiking brochure which includes a hiking map and details of the trail.  The Visitor Center is located at 8315 Seminole Trail (Rte 29 South) in Ruckersville (next to the Blue Ridge Cafe).