Hike to Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park

Ferns in a forest in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, by jonbilous, Adobe Stock Photos

Hike to Dark Hollow Falls

Through the green forest

we descend a shady path

to Dark Hollow Falls.

Bright sunlight sparkles

on the cascading water

as it thunders down.

Dark Hollow Falls, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, by Bram, Adobe Stock Photos

Taking off our shoes,

we splash in the icy pool

at waterfall’s end.

Our spirits refreshed,

we begin the steep ascent

as the sun goes down.

Copyright© 2020 by Cheryl Batavia

This was my favorite hike in Shenandoah National Park when I lived in Virginia. There are half a dozen trails leading to gorgeous waterfalls in the park, as well as trails to beautiful overlooks of the valleys. I have fond memories of hiking many of those trails with family and friends.


  1. Thank you, Kate, for visiting my site and for your generous comments on my poem. If there is a place on earth where my soul lives, it is Shenandoah National Park. I also love Florida, a beautiful state with many natural wonders. Though I have never visited Australia, I have seen it movies and videos. It is a country with gorgeous beaches, rugged, mountainous deserts, and many unique and interesting animals.

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