Darkside Cliffs, finishing off at 1 mile round trip, is a perfect trip for the whole family. Park off of Pineola Rd, spots are very limited, then head across the gravel road to begin your trek.

As you begin walking, you will immediately notice you are in a rhododendron forest. In the spring, they are absolutely beautiful when the pink and white flowers are in full bloom.

Continue to walk and after just half a mile you will come to a rock cliff with a breathtaking view of the blue ridge mountains.

While this trail is short in distance, it is not lacking in amazing five star mountain views. Your little ones will love this trail. Bring along a picnic and you will have one great family outing in the outdoors.

See you on the trail.