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2,190 mi 3,525 km of trail 62 Featured Hikes

Gems 16 Gems Easy Trails 223 Trails Intermediate Trails 331 Trails Hard Trails 98 Trails
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Gems in Shenandoah Valley - 16

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gem Favorite Foggy Old Rag. Still beautiful!

Old Rag Summit

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

White Oak Canyon Swimming Hole

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

Mary's Rock Viewpoint

(23) Luray, VA
gem Favorite Night shot of Dark Hollow Falls

Dark Hollow Falls

(32) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Panoramic from the top of Hawksbill Mtn.

Hawksbill Mountain Summit

(22) 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

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

Bearfence Mountain

(15) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Edge of Devil's Marbleyard

Devil's Marbleyard

(2) Glasgow, VA

Featured Hikes in Shenandoah Valley - 60

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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 • Loop • 2,362 ft Ascent 719.92 m Ascent

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

Whiteoak Canyon to Cedar Run Loop

8.2 mi 13.1 km • Loop • 2,255 ft Ascent 687.39 m Ascent

(97) Stanley, VA
Favorite The views keep getting better and better the higher you climb along the Three Ridges Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Three Ridges Loop Trail

13.4 mi 21.6 km • Loop • 3,565 ft Ascent 1086.57 m Ascent

(49) 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 • Out and Back • 1,340 ft Ascent 408.53 m Ascent

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

Virginia's Triple Crown Loop

34.8 mi 55.9 km • Loop • 6,774 ft Ascent 2064.63 m Ascent

(27) Salem, VA
Favorite One of the many cascading falls as you descend Rose River Loop
Intermediate

Rose River Loop

3.8 mi 6.1 km • Loop • 796 ft Ascent 242.59 m Ascent

(46) Stanley, VA
Favorite Hazy sunset.
Intermediate/Difficult

Humpback Rocks

1.8 mi 2.9 km • Out and Back • 817 ft Ascent 249.16 m Ascent

(37) Nellysford, VA
Favorite Panoramic from the top of Hawksbill Mtn.
Intermediate

Hawksbill Mountain Loop

2.7 mi 4.3 km • Loop • 608 ft Ascent 185.44 m Ascent

(35) Stanley, VA

Trails in Shenandoah Valley - 590

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2.9 mi 4.6 km #1Ridge Trail
Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.6 km Stanley, VA 12 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Stanley, VA 13 
5.0 mi 8.0 km #3Whiteoak Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
5.0 mi 8.0 km Stanley, VA 19 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #4Little Devils Stairs Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.0 mi 3.3 km Washington, VA 16 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5Doyles River Trail
Intermediate
Grottoes, VA
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Grottoes, VA
27.1 mi 43.6 km #6Wild Oak National Recreation Trail (716)
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA
Difficult
27.1 mi 43.6 km Bridgewater, VA 11 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Andy Layne Trail
Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km New Castle, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #8Stony Man Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Easy/Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Stanley, VA 18 
10.4 mi 16.7 km #9North Mountain Trail #443
Intermediate/Difficult
Verona, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
10.4 mi 16.7 km Verona, VA
5.0 mi 8.1 km #10Brown Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Elkton, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
5.0 mi 8.1 km Elkton, VA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #11Saddle Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.8 mi 2.9 km Stanley, VA
7.4 mi 11.9 km #12Torry Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stuarts Draft, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
7.4 mi 11.9 km Stuarts Draft, VA
3.5 mi 5.6 km #13Harkening Hill Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Buchanan, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.5 mi 5.6 km Buchanan, VA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #14Tuscarora - Bear Wallow Trail #405.2
Difficult
Strasburg, VA
Difficult
4.4 mi 7.1 km Strasburg, VA
88.8 mi 143.0 km #15AT: Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club - East (VA)
Difficult
Pembroke, VA
Difficult
88.8 mi 143.0 km Pembroke, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #16Cottonwood Trail
Easy
Front Royal, VA
Easy
1.3 mi 2.1 km Front Royal, VA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #17Culler's Trail
Easy
Front Royal, VA
Easy
2.6 mi 4.2 km Front Royal, VA
7.2 mi 11.6 km #18Chessie Nature Trail
Easy
East Lexington, VA
Easy
7.2 mi 11.6 km East Lexington, VA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #19Tulip Poplar Trail
Easy
Strasburg, VA
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Strasburg, VA
6.4 mi 10.4 km #20North Mountain Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Moorefield, WV
Easy/Intermediate
6.4 mi 10.4 km Moorefield, WV

Photos of Shenandoah Valley - 472

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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
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
Morning twilight view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Tunnel Overlook.
May 24, 2016 near Luray, 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
A section of the Rapidan Road on a foggy Summer morning.
May 24, 2016 near Stanley, VA
View from Hazel Mountain Overlook.
May 25, 2016 near Luray, VA

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