April 19, 2024

Gappy Trails 2018: Brown’s Gap/Jones Run/Doyle’s River (Day Hike, 8-10 Miles, Challenging)

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Date(s)
Saturday, 01/27/2018

Time(s)
7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Location
SNP - Brown's Gap Parking Area

There are a few gaps we didn’t get to during Gappy Trails 2017, so we’re extending the series into 2018!

Each year, tourists flock to Virginia for its sandy beaches, majestic mountains, and historical landmarks…but outdoorsy types like us know our greatest treasure is actually our vast collection of rocky, picturesque gaps!  With this in mind, CVT is proud to present a yearlong tour of the Great Gaps of Virginia!

Brown’s Gap is home to one of the most popular waterfall hikes in the southern section of the Shenandoah National Park. There are several falls along Jones Run, plus two large falls along Doyles River. Each has several swimming holes as well.  We’ll be hiking the extended version of the circuit described on HikingUpward.com.  If we finish in time and conditions are favorable, we may squeeze in a stop at Blackrock Summit to catch the early sunset.  This would add about one mile to the total hiking distance for the day.

The return time is approximate.  If you have plans that require you to be back in Richmond at a specific time, please communicate this prior to carpooling with someone, or consider choosing a different hike. 

Optional stop for dinner on the way back if there is interest.

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