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3,881 mi 6,245 km of trail 146 Recommended Routes

Gems 26 Gems Easy Trails 477 Trails Intermediate Trails 702 Trails Hard Trails 246 Trails
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gem Favorite Foggy Old Rag. Still beautiful!

Old Rag Summit

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

White Oak Canyon Swimming Hole

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

Great Falls Overlook

(43) Great F…, VA
gem Favorite Night shot of Dark Hollow Falls

Dark Hollow Falls

(41) Stanley, 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

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

McAfee Knob

(23) Salem, VA
gem Favorite Sunrise view from atop Mary's Rock

Mary's Rock Viewpoint

(26) Luray, VA
gem Favorite Panoramic from the top of Hawksbill Mtn.

Hawksbill Mountain Summit

(26) Stanley, VA

Recommended Routes in Virginia - 138

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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 McAfee Knob is the perfect place to rest and enjoy the view.
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 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 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 Hazy sunset.
Difficult

Humpback Rocks

1.8 mi 2.9 km 817' Up 249.16 m Up 817' Down 249.02 m Down

Nellysford, VA

Trails in Virginia - 1279

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5.0 mi 8.0 km #1Whiteoak Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA 22 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #2Ridge Trail
Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult
Stanley, VA 13 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate
Stanley, VA 14 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Stony Man Trail
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate
Stanley, VA 22 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #5Little Devils Stairs Trail
Difficult
Washington, VA
Difficult
Washington, VA 16 
57.5 mi 92.6 km #6AT: Mt. Rogers Appalachian Trail Club (VA)
Intermediate/Difficult
Emory, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Emory, VA 10 
27.1 mi 43.6 km #7Wild Oak National Recreation Trail (716)
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA 14 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #8Doyles River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Grottoes, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Grottoes, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #9River Trail
Intermediate
Great Falls, VA
Intermediate
Great Falls, VA 18 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #10Andy Layne Trail
Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult
New Castle, VA
5.0 mi 8.1 km #11Brown Mountain Trail
Difficult
Elkton, VA
Difficult
Elkton, VA
10.4 mi 16.7 km #12North Mountain Trail #443
Difficult
Verona, VA
Difficult
Verona, VA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #13Peak Ridge Trail
Very Difficult
Massanutten, VA
Very Difficult
Massanutten, VA
6.8 mi 10.9 km #14Devil's Fork Loop Trail #401
Intermediate/Difficult
Norton, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Norton, VA
6.4 mi 10.4 km #15North Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Moorefield, WV
Intermediate/Difficult
Moorefield, WV
40.3 mi 64.9 km #16Cross County Trail (CCT)
Easy/Intermediate
Occoquan, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Occoquan, VA 11 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #17Crabtree Falls Trail
Intermediate
Nellysford, VA
Intermediate
Nellysford, VA 16 
22.4 mi 36.1 km #18Iron Mountain Trail
Difficult
Marion, VA
Difficult
Marion, VA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #19Cedar Mountain Battlefield Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Merrimac, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Merrimac, VA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #20Tuscarora - Bear Wallow Trail #405.2
Difficult
Strasburg, VA
Difficult
Strasburg, VA

Photos of Virginia - 1247

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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
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
The milky way over Big Meadows.
May 24, 2016 near Stanley, 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