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Gems in Shenandoah Valley - 18

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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 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 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 Shenandoah Valley - 71

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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 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 Panoramic from the top of Hawksbill Mtn.
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
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

Shenandoah Valley Hiking

  • 2,913 Miles 4,689 Kilometers of Trail
  • 74 Recommended Routes
  • 18 Gems Gems
  • 135 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 354 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 192 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Shenandoah Valley - 607

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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 
27.1 mi 43.6 km #5Wild Oak National Recreation Trail (716)
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA 14 
2.0 mi 3.3 km #6Little Devils Stairs Trail
Difficult
Washington, VA
Difficult
Washington, VA 16 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #7Doyles River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Grottoes, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Grottoes, VA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #8Andy Layne Trail
Difficult
New Castle, VA
Difficult
New Castle, VA
5.0 mi 8.1 km #9Brown Mountain Trail
Difficult
Elkton, VA
Difficult
Elkton, VA
10.4 mi 16.7 km #10North Mountain Trail #443
Difficult
Verona, VA
Difficult
Verona, VA

Photos of Shenandoah Valley - 553

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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
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
View from Hazel Mountain Overlook.
May 25, 2016 near Luray, VA