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Gems in Virginia - 31

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gem Favorite Foggy Old Rag. Still beautiful!

Old Rag Summit

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

Great Falls Overlook

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

Dark Hollow Falls

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

White Oak Canyon Swimming Hole

(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

(42) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Sunset view from atop Bearfence.

Bearfence Mountain

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

McAfee Knob

(28) Salem, VA
gem Favorite View from Hawksbill Peak

Hawksbill Mountain Summit

(35) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Sunrise view from atop Mary's Rock

Mary's Rock Viewpoint

(31) Luray, VA
gem Favorite Scrambling in Devil's Marbleyard

Devil's Marbleyard

(8) Glasgow, VA
gem Favorite Upper Rose River Falls.

Rose River Falls

(25) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Overall Run Falls, the tallest waterfall in SNP.

Overall Run Falls

(21) Washington, VA
gem Favorite View at the end of blue blaze trail next to the "tooth" facing east!

Dragon's Tooth

(5) Salem, VA
gem Favorite The upper portion of Crabtree Falls is especially serene during a foggy day.

Upper Crabtree Falls

(15) Nellysford, VA
gem Favorite Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

(2) Glasgow, VA
gem Favorite View from the top of Bald Knob (located at the end of the Bald Knob Trail).

Bald Knob

(2) Pembroke, VA
gem Favorite View north from summit of Cole Mountain on the Appalachian Trail, with summits as far away as Shenandoah National Park easily visible.

Cole Mountain Summit

(1) Buena V…, VA
gem Favorite View from Jump Rock looking north along Little North Mountain, with Elliott Knob - the highest point in the George Washington NF and higher than anything in Shenandoah National Park - visible behind on the left.

Jump Rock Vista

(1) East Le…, VA
gem Favorite Remnant of an old building at Rapidan Camp. with permission from rootboy

Rapidan Camp

(13) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Looking at the Catawba Valley from Tinker Cliffs.

Tinker Cliffs

(5) Daleville, VA
gem Favorite A whitetail deer grazing in Big Meadows at sunrise.

Big Meadows

(14) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite sunrise

Scott's Run Waterfall

(13) McLean, VA
gem Favorite View from White Rocks of southwestern Virginia.

White Rocks Overlook

(4) unknown, unknown
gem Favorite Blue Ridge Tunnel East Entrance

Blue Ridge Tunnel

(4) Waynesboro, VA
gem Favorite Doyles River Falls

Lower Doyles River Falls

(10) Grottoes, VA
gem Favorite No Photos

Elkwallow Picnic Area

(6) Washington, VA
gem Favorite Captain D (not a tugboat, but a shifter) lays in the graveyard area of the Dutch Gap Conservation Area.

The Graveyard

(2) Chester, VA
gem Favorite Stunning fall colors seen from the High Bridge on the High Bridge Trail.

High Bridge

(2) Farmville, VA
gem Favorite The Passamaquoddy Trail leaves right from the Skyland Resort backyard.

Skyland Resort

(12) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite This view makes the climb worth while!

High Rocks

(1) Wytheville, VA
gem Favorite Stone epitaph.

Portici Cemetery

(1) Sudley, VA

Recommended Routes in Virginia - 175

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Favorite Colorful of fall foliage is the awesome feeling and smell
Difficult 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
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Favorite The second of 6 waterfalls in Whiteoak Canyon (the 1st being the very upper falls).
Difficult 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
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Favorite One of the many cascading falls as you descend Rose River Loop
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite The views keep getting better and better the higher you climb along the Three Ridges Trail.
Difficult 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
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Favorite Storms over North Carolina.
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Sunrise at McAfee Knob.
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite View from Hawksbill Peak
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Hawksbill Mountain Loop

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

Stanley, VA
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Favorite Night shot of Dark Hollow Falls
Intermediate Intermediate

Dark Hollow Falls

1.7 mi 2.7 km 495' Up 150.91 m Up 495' Down 151.02 m Down

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

  • 4,238 Miles 6,821 Kilometers of Trail
  • 175 Recommended Routes
  • 31 Gems Gems
  • 650 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 1,091 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 400 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Virginia

Trails in Virginia - 1,966

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0.5 mi 0.8 km #1Stony Man Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Stanley, VA 33 
5.0 mi 8.0 km #2Whiteoak Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA 27 
3.7 mi 5.9 km #3Ridge Trail
Difficult Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult Difficult
Stanley, VA 16 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #4Little Devils Stairs Trail
Difficult Difficult
Washington, VA
Difficult Difficult
Washington, VA 21 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #5Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Stanley, VA 18 
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6River Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Great Falls, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Great Falls, VA 21 
27.1 mi 43.6 km #7Wild Oak National Recreation Trail (716)
Difficult Difficult
Bridgewater, VA
Difficult Difficult
Bridgewater, VA 17 
2.7 mi 4.3 km #8Crabtree Falls Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Nellysford, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Nellysford, VA 22 
57.5 mi 92.6 km #9AT: Mt. Rogers Appalachian Trail Club (VA)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Emory, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Emory, VA 10 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #10Andy Layne Trail
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult Difficult
New Castle, VA

Photos of Virginia - 1,553

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