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Gems in Virginia - 26

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gem Favorite Foggy Old Rag. Still beautiful!

Old Rag Summit

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

White Oak Canyon Swimming Hole

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

Great Falls Overlook

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

Dark Hollow Falls

(42) 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

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

McAfee Knob

(23) Salem, VA

Recommended Routes in Virginia - 142

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

Hawksbill Mountain Loop

2.7 mi 4.3 km 608' Up 185.44 m Up 649' Down 197.86 m Down

Stanley, 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

Virginia Hiking

  • 5,311 Miles 8,547 Kilometers of Trail
  • 154 Recommended Routes
  • 26 Gems Gems
  • 493 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 717 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 233 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within Virginia

Trails in Virginia - 1,289

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2.9 mi 4.6 km #1Ridge Trail
Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult
Stanley, VA 14 
5.0 mi 8.0 km #2Whiteoak Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA 22 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Stony Man Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Stanley, VA 23 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #4Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate
Stanley, VA 14 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #5Little Devils Stairs Trail
Difficult
Washington, VA
Difficult
Washington, VA 16 
27.1 mi 43.6 km #6Wild Oak National Recreation Trail (716)
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA 14 
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
2.2 mi 3.5 km #9Doyles River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Grottoes, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Grottoes, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #10River Trail
Intermediate
Great Falls, VA
Intermediate
Great Falls, VA 18 

Photos of Virginia - 1,305

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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