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The Best Hiking Trails in Virginia (United States)

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Photo of Crabtree falls & Priest Rock Photo of White Oak Falls and Appalachian Trail Loop Photo of Great Falls Park
  • Crabtree falls & Priest Rock

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    near Nash, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    9.96mi
    Elevation +
    2238f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo of Crabtree falls & Priest Rock Photo of Crabtree falls & Priest Rock Photo of Crabtree falls & Priest Rock

    The beginning of trail was easy and easily marked After you reached the top of the waterfall And want to continue to priest rock just keep walking it’ll be about 5 miles to get to the rock When you go to the parking l...

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  • near Skyland, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    7.81mi
    Elevation +
    1558f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo of White Oak Falls and Appalachian Trail Loop Photo of White Oak Falls and Appalachian Trail Loop Photo of White Oak Falls and Appalachian Trail Loop

    If you have never been to this beautiful National Park with its' rolling mountains and abundant wildlife, you definitely need to put it on your list. Firstly, make sure you download and print the trail maps. Although you...

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  • Great Falls Park

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    near Matildaville (historical), Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    6.35mi
    Elevation +
    253f
    TrailRank
    54
    Photo of Great Falls Park Photo of Great Falls Park Photo of Great Falls Park

    - STARTING/ENDING POINT: North River Parking lot - ZONE: Great Falls Park, VA - See link for entrance fee information (https://www.nps.gov/grfa/planyourvisit/fees.htm ) - DATE: 07/30/2017 Summary: - Difficulty: Eas...

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  • near Skyland, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    3.18mi
    Elevation +
    1175f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Corbin Cabin Hike in Shenandoah National Park Photo of Corbin Cabin Hike in Shenandoah National Park Photo of Corbin Cabin Hike in Shenandoah National Park

    Corbin Cabin Hike in Shenandoah National Park - The Corbin Cabin is a log structure built by George T. Corbin in 1909 in the Nicholson Hollow area of what is now Shenandoah National Park. Corbin was forced to vacate the ...

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  • Sulphur Springs Trail/A.T. Loop

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    near Greenlee, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    9.08mi
    Elevation +
    1814f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Sulphur Springs Trail/A.T. Loop Photo of Sulphur Springs Trail/A.T. Loop Photo of Sulphur Springs Trail/A.T. Loop

    Moderate climb to the A.T. on old fire road in James River Face Wilderness. Southbound on the A.T. over Highcock Knob, the highest point in the JRF Wilderness before descending to Petites Gap Road. Hiked road back to veh...

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  • near Potomac Falls, Maryland (United States)
    Distance
    6.74mi
    Elevation +
    538f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Riverbend to Watkins Island Overlook Photo of Riverbend to Watkins Island Overlook Photo of Riverbend to Watkins Island Overlook

    Starting at the Riverbend Visitor Center, we will hike the Potomac Heritage Trail for about 2.5 miles. There are few hills for them to have fun but nothing strenuous. We will enjoy the views of the river on our way to Wa...

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  • White Oak/Cedar Run Canyon Loop

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    near Oldrag, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    8.12mi
    Elevation +
    2320f
    TrailRank
    36| Rating 5.0
    Photo of White Oak/Cedar Run Canyon Loop Photo of White Oak/Cedar Run Canyon Loop Photo of White Oak/Cedar Run Canyon Loop

    Loop hike with views of some of the best waterfalls in Shenandoah Nat'l Park. Trip made more difficult by ice covered trails during this February hike, particularly on the Cedar Run Trail. Slight deviation to Skyline Dri...

    This trail is a favorite of mine. Excellent scenery during winter or summer. Swimming holes are sweet
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  • Whetstone Ridge Trail

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    near Montebello, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    12.23mi
    Elevation +
    1532f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Whetstone Ridge Trail Photo of Whetstone Ridge Trail Photo of Whetstone Ridge Trail

    The Whetstone Ridge Trail is the longest trail in the Pedlar District of George Washington National Forest not connected to the Appalachian Trail. It starts out somewhat level before traversing a seemingly endless series...

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  • Ragged Mountain Main Loop

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    near Sherwood Farms, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    3.59mi
    Elevation +
    902f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Ragged Mountain Main Loop Photo of Ragged Mountain Main Loop Photo of Ragged Mountain Main Loop

    Easy 3.5 mile loop hike near Charlottesville, Virginia at a 980 acre nature preserve surrounding the city's water reservoir. Details and map found here: http://ivycreekfoundation.org/raggedmountain.html http://www.dgif...

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  • near Skyland, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    4.86mi
    Elevation +
    1040f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of SNP: Crescent Rock and Hawksbill Circuit Photo of SNP: Crescent Rock and Hawksbill Circuit Photo of SNP: Crescent Rock and Hawksbill Circuit

    A moderately easy hike visiting multiple great views and the tallest peak in SNP. This is a slightly different take on the Hawksbill Loop starting from the Crescent Rocks overlook with side trips to the little visited Be...

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  • St Marys Upper Loop

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    near White Rock, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    11.24mi
    Elevation +
    2037f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of St Marys Upper Loop Photo of St Marys Upper Loop Photo of St Marys Upper Loop

    Parking at Blue Ridge Parkway, descend Mine Bank Trail past beautiful waterfall views to St. Mary’s River Trail. Turn right and ascend trail, sometimes steeply, to meeting with Kennedy Ridge Trail at top of Big Levels. T...

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  • near Nethers, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    9.16mi
    Elevation +
    2582f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Old Rag Circuit hike, Shenandoah NP Photo of Old Rag Circuit hike, Shenandoah NP Photo of Old Rag Circuit hike, Shenandoah NP

    This a beautiful hike in the Shenandoah National Park, close to Madison, VA. The hike was done on June 1st, beginning of summer. It is a very pleasing hike with beautiful views and gorgeous woods. We started the hike at...

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  • near Snowden, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    13.73mi
    Elevation +
    2933f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of James River Wilderness Face Loop (Some Road and Rail Walking) Photo of James River Wilderness Face Loop (Some Road and Rail Walking) Photo of James River Wilderness Face Loop (Some Road and Rail Walking)

    Started at the James AT River Foot Bridge and headed South on the AT. The first few miles are flat following the James River and Matts Creek. After you get to Matts Creek shelter its a good climb up to the top. At Five P...

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  • near Keys Gap, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    13.84mi
    Elevation +
    2041f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Keys Gap to Blackburn Trail Center Photo of Keys Gap to Blackburn Trail Center Photo of Keys Gap to Blackburn Trail Center

    A 12 mile out and back hike from Keys Gap to the Blackburn Trail Center, where we will have lunch before returning to Keys Gap. We will stop at the David Lesser Shelter and Buzzard Rocks for some good views of the Massan...

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  • North Fork Moorman's Trail

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    near Doylesville, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    9.65mi
    Elevation +
    873f
    TrailRank
    34| Rating 3.67
    Photo of North Fork Moorman's Trail Photo of North Fork Moorman's Trail Photo of North Fork Moorman's Trail

    Out-and-back on North Fork Moormans River Trail starting at location locally known as Sugar Hollow, near Charlottesville Reservoir (south end of trail). Multiple stream and river crossings. Headed north on North Fork Moo...

    Great hike starting & finishing at Charlottesville Reservoir. Only downside is 4 stream crossings over slippery rocks. M...
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  • Wild Oak Trail Loop Dayhike

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    near Stokesville, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    27.34mi
    Elevation +
    7113f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Wild Oak Trail Loop Dayhike Photo of Wild Oak Trail Loop Dayhike Photo of Wild Oak Trail Loop Dayhike

    Normally this is a 3 day Backpacking trip. A group of trail runners tries to do this loop 4 times in one day each February. My numbers: 27.4 miles, 8700 feet elevation gain. Start: 8:33 AM Finish 9:23 PM The third climb ...

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  • near Webbs Mill, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    9.25mi
    Elevation +
    1900f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of A.T.: Lee Hollow (Rt. 621) to Trout Creek (Rt. 620) Photo of A.T.: Lee Hollow (Rt. 621) to Trout Creek (Rt. 620) Photo of A.T.: Lee Hollow (Rt. 621) to Trout Creek (Rt. 620)

    Located in Craig and a little bit of Roanoke County, the hike on Brush Mt. includes the Audie Murphy Monument, a tribute to the most decorated soldier of WWII, who died in a plane crash on the mountain in 1971. The hike ...

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  • James River Face Backpack

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    near Snowden, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    5.71mi
    Elevation +
    761f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of James River Face Backpack Photo of James River Face Backpack Photo of James River Face Backpack

    This is a relatively easy backpacking trip along the A.T. to a campsite adjoining Matt's Creek Shelter. This was done with a couple of 9 year old boys, and the campsite was ideal for that demographic, featuring a bubblin...

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  • SNP: Big Run Loop

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    near Simmons Gap, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    20.45mi
    Elevation +
    4216f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of SNP: Big Run Loop Photo of SNP: Big Run Loop Photo of SNP: Big Run Loop

    A nice backpacking loop along the rim of the Big Run Gorge in the South District of Shenandoah National Park.

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  • Stony man trail

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    near Skyland, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    3.43mi
    Elevation +
    778f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Stony man trail Photo of Stony man trail Photo of Stony man trail

    Nice hike in Shenandoah national park. Beautiful view of the park from the top. Unfortunately there where no space for parking near to the trailhead so we had to park nearby at the visitor center. In fact the recording e...

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