Overall Run – A Breathtaking Waterfall Hike


Shenandoah National Park. From Skyline Drive Mile marker 22.2 – Matthews Arm Campground parking lot.

Trailhead Location

The far side of the Matthews Arm Campground overflow parking lot. Follow the trail and bear to the left at the intersections. Trail well blazed and two trail posts along the way at intersections.

Overall Run Trailhead Map, Shenandoah National Park,
Trail head map of the Overall Run trail from the Matthews Arm Campground Parking Lot


Moderately Strenuous

Distance / Time

5.1 Miles / 8.2 Kilometers round trip. 3.5 hours with a half hour break at the falls.

Points of Interest

The beautiful Overall Run 93 ft waterfall, the gorgeous cliff wall and water cascades of the upper falls. There was a black bear roaming the trail on our trip! As well as lovely summer bird song and insect humming along the way through a lush tree canopy.

Type of Hike

Water feature with a downhill start and uphill finish.

Elevation Gain

‎1,291 feet / 393 meters

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View of Overall Run from the bottom. June 2019. Example of “low flow” with a beautiful full tree canopy.