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ROSE RIVER FALLS (upper)
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Most people don't know it, but Rose River contains a pair of waterfalls, about 100 feet apart from one another. This is the upper falls which is usually identified incorrectly as the Rose River Falls.

27 ft (8 m) height

Mile 49.4, Fishers Gap parking area

2.6 mile (4.2 km) round trip hike.


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ADDITIONAL NOTES:

For most of this hike, you'll be in one of SNP's federally designated wilderness areas. You may also opt for the 4-mile loop hike, which connects with Dark Hollow Falls.

The most common misconception about Rose River Falls is that the upper waterfall is the actual falls along Rose River. But it is the lower falls that is the main Rose River waterfall which is located about 100 feet further down from the upper falls in a rock gorge. Most people don't realize that it is there.

Several SNP waterfall guides only describe the upper and don't bother to mention the lower. However they list the waterfall height as being 67 feet, but anyone can clearly see that the upper falls is nowhere close to being 67 feet tall (compare it to Dark Hollow falls which is 70 feet). The combined height of both waterfalls will actually total 67 feet, but only if one were to see both falls from a 'birds eye view' could the pair of falls be deemed as one waterfall.