These beautiful waterfall veils were photographed in Shenandoah National Park while the colorful fall season was in full swing. The Dark Hollow Falls trail is a gem of a hike! While the waterfall the trail got its name from is definitely beautiful and well worth the hike down and back up, it's the creek one gets to walk along that further elevates the whole experience. There are so many beautiful spots where the water is zigzagging among rocks! And there are so many smaller waterfalls and cascades! What a beautiful location!
In the location of this photograph, I really liked the combination of flowing water and the rocks decorated by fallen autumn leaves. The log splitting the flow completed the scene's unique look!
Shenandoah National Park was established in December 1935. It's main and unique feature is a 105-miles long Skyline Drive along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia offering views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west and Piedmont Plain to the east. Along the drive, one can enjoy approximately 500 miles of hiking trails. The park also offers many picturesque waterfalls made even more beautiful by heaving to hike to them, many requiring a descend of several hundred feet to see them, followed by the same ascend back to the trail head. Many of these hikes take you along creeks where many small cascades offer great views as a prelude to the grand finale at the trails' end.Learn more about the park
- Shenandoah National Park HIstory
- Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive Fact Sheet
- Shenandoah National Park Waterfalls© Daniel Novak Photo - Landscapes, Architecture, Cityscapes