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Gems in Virginia - 31

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gem Favorite Foggy Old Rag. Still beautiful!

Old Rag Summit

(75) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite The second of 6 waterfalls in Whiteoak Canyon (the 1st being the very upper falls).

White Oak Canyon Swimming Hole

(39) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Great Falls is truly a magnificent place to hike or run.

Great Falls Overlook

(48) Great F…, VA
gem Favorite It's almost unfair to not have to work for this view from Stony Man Summit in Shenandoah National Park.

Stony Man Summit

(35) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Night shot of Dark Hollow Falls

Dark Hollow Falls

(47) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation

McAfee Knob

(27) Salem, VA

Recommended Routes in Virginia - 154

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Favorite Colorful of fall foliage is the awesome feeling and smell
Difficult

Old Rag Loop

8.9 mi 14.3 km 2,362' Up 719.92 m Up 2,359' Down 718.89 m Down

Stanley, VA
Favorite The second of 6 waterfalls in Whiteoak Canyon (the 1st being the very upper falls).
Difficult

Whiteoak Canyon to Cedar Run Loop

8.2 mi 13.1 km 2,255' Up 687.39 m Up 2,255' Down 687.38 m Down

Stanley, VA
Favorite Storms over North Carolina.
Intermediate/Difficult

Massie Gap to Mt Rogers Summit Out and Back

8.6 mi 13.8 km 1,351' Up 411.86 m Up 1,351' Down 411.66 m Down

Marion, VA
Favorite The views keep getting better and better the higher you climb along the Three Ridges Trail.
Difficult

Three Ridges Loop Trail

13.4 mi 21.6 km 3,565' Up 1086.57 m Up 3,564' Down 1086.44 m Down

Nellysford, VA
Favorite One of the many cascading falls as you descend Rose River Loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Rose River Loop

3.8 mi 6.1 km 796' Up 242.59 m Up 797' Down 242.97 m Down

Stanley, VA
Favorite Sunrise at McAfee Knob.
Intermediate/Difficult

McAfee Knob

7.4 mi 12.0 km 1,340' Up 408.53 m Up 1,344' Down 409.56 m Down

Salem, VA
Favorite Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Difficult

Virginia's Triple Crown Loop

34.8 mi 55.9 km 6,774' Up 2064.63 m Up 6,778' Down 2065.99 m Down

Salem, VA
Favorite Let out a well-deserved celebration on Hawksbill Summit (4,050ft).
Intermediate/Difficult

Hawksbill Mountain Loop

2.6 mi 4.2 km 600' Up 183 m Up 644' Down 196.36 m Down

Stanley, VA
Favorite Sunset view from atop Bearfence.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bearfence Loop Trail

1.1 mi 1.8 km 232' Up 70.77 m Up 232' Down 70.65 m Down

Stanley, VA

Virginia Hiking

  • 5,354 Miles 8,616 Kilometers of Trail
  • 162 Recommended Routes
  • 31 Gems Gems
  • 592 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 775 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 232 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Virginia

Trails in Virginia - 1,437

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0.5 mi 0.8 km #1Stony Man Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Stanley, VA 28 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #2Ridge Trail
Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult
Stanley, VA 15 
5.0 mi 8.0 km #3Whiteoak Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA 23 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #4Little Devils Stairs Trail
Difficult
Washington, VA
Difficult
Washington, VA 18 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #5Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate
Stanley, VA 15 
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6River Trail
Intermediate
Great Falls, VA
Intermediate
Great Falls, VA 21 
57.5 mi 92.6 km #7AT: Mt. Rogers Appalachian Trail Club (VA)
Intermediate/Difficult
Emory, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Emory, VA 10 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #8Andy Layne Trail
Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult
New Castle, VA
27.1 mi 43.6 km #9Wild Oak National Recreation Trail (716)
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA 15 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #10Doyles River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Grottoes, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Grottoes, VA

Photos of Virginia - 1,426

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Sunset view from atop Bearfence.
May 25, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Autumn view from the cliff near Crescent Rock Overlook.
May 24, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Photo by Sam Dean Photography for Roanoke Outside Foundation
Apr 27, 2017 near Salem, VA
The milky way over Big Meadows.
May 24, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Morning twilight view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Tunnel Overlook.
May 24, 2016 near Luray, VA
Sunrise view from atop Mary's Rock
May 24, 2016 near Luray, VA
A section of the Rapidan Road on a foggy Summer morning.
May 24, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Couldn't walk for a couple of days afterwards but boy was it worth every step! - October 2010
Mar 30, 2016 near Washington, VA