An easy secluded hike with a big payoff, the 25ft Hone Quarry Falls are the largest set of waterfalls in the Shenandoah Mountain area and a little know hidden gem. With two ledge falls and 25ft main set of falls there are several nice view points along the stream. The first section of the hike follows FR 62 past a marsh pond then through a section of old growth forest with several small streams that run down from Pond Knob. The Slate Springs and Waterfall trails have a gentle incline as they climb up to the waterfall area.
There are also several other hikes in the Hone Quarry area along FR 62. Hidden Rocks, a pleasant 2.5 mile out/back to a small waterfall and cliff overlook. Oak Knob, a 7.9 mile circuit past a valley overlook and hike along the Oak Knob and Knob ridge. And Hone Quarry Ridge, a 5.0 mile circuit with a nice viewpoint of Shenandoah Mountain and section along Hone Quarry Run.
Video of all four sites.
Camping: FR 62 has several large secluded camping sites that are also accessible by high clearance vehicles from April 1 through January 10. The first campsite is located at the intersection of FR 62 and Slate Springs Trail and will accommodate 5 tents. The second is 0.15 further and is the smallest but still large enough for several tents. The third is in another 0.05 miles on the left next to Hone Quarry Run and
accommodate 5+ tents. The fourth is 0.6 miles further along FR 62 on the right side and is the largest of the three suitable for large groups.
You can also camp at the Forestry Service managed Hone Quarry Campground that is located a mile prior to the hike parking area on FR 62.