Virginia’s Most Refreshing Hike Will Lead You Straight To A Beautiful Swimming Hole

Hiking in Virginia is the perfect activity to enjoy during the summer, yet we all know that scorching temperatures can often put a damper on things. Fortunately, plenty of Virginia’s trails are protected by the shade of old-growth forests. Opt for Overall Run Falls in Shenandoah National Park and you’ll enjoy this cool shad with a refreshing twist at the end: a swimming hole! This trail proves to be a picture-perfect destination for your summer adventure.

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So whether you’re an avid hiker or just love learning about natural swimming holes, you’ll find plenty to love about Overall Run Falls Loop. Just be sure to start early if you plan on completing the entire circuit.

For helpful information about the loop and inside tips from other hikers, be sure to click here.

For the official guide from Shenandoah National Park, which includes a detail description of how to access the trail head, click here. (Note that this version describes the Overall Fun out-and-back trail, which guides you back the same route you came from the waterfall and measures 5.1 miles. This route does not take you to the swimming hole.)