Several drops with 2-3 swim-able pools in Overall Creek running down from Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah N.P.). Also known as “The Ponds”. Pretty easy hike of 1 mile each way. A very beautiful setting unfortunately also very popular on weekends and sometimes littered. To get here: Continue south on RT 340 to Bentonville. In Bentonville, go left (east) on RT 613 (Bentonville-Browntown Rd). In about .5 miles, turn right on RT 630 (Thompson Hollow Rd). Follow this road 2 miles to sign that says “Private Road, No Vehicles”. Park here at wide spot on right side of road and hike (it is in total only about a 1 mile hike
Walk along the road (now gravel), do not go right at intersection with other roads, continue straight. In a short distance, the road will appear to become a driveway, where there is an address sign saying 2115 and there may be a cable to prevent cars from entering. Continue straight, step over the cable if necessary, and in a very short distance the road will begin to go steeply up to a private home. Here there is a very obvious trail that goes off to the right along a line of fence posts and a tree blazed blue. Take this trail and you will very shortly come to a Shenandoah N. P. sign and concrete post that tells you this is Thompson Hollow Trail and it is .8 miles to Overall Run Trail, which is where you are going. Keep on this trail (past another concrete post) until you get to a third concrete post that marks the intersection with Overall Run Trail. Go right here onto Overall Run Trail and in a short distance you will hear the creek and come to an apparent “T” in the trail, with the left trail going over some rock outcroppings. Go left here down to the creek and the swimming holes are here. This was a spot(pic below) right out of Whitehorse, Yukon. This was my first day in Yukon and my friend Melanie was doing all the driving. My other companion Jesse decided he wouldn’t mind jumping in slightly above freezing water. The current was very fast!!!!