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1,329 mi 2,139 km of trail 17 Featured Hikes

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gem Favorite Ice climbers at Crabtree Falls in January.

Upper Crabtree Falls

(11) Nellysford, VA

Featured Hikes in George Washington National Forest - 15

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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

(48) Nellysford, 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 This rock overlook offers great views of the Tye River Valley to the southeast.
Intermediate/Difficult

Climbing the Priest

9.1 mi 14.6 km • Loop • 3,147 ft Ascent 959.25 m Ascent

(11) Nellysford, VA
Favorite Lake view from the dam
Difficult

Sherando Recreation Area Loop

3.6 mi 5.9 km • Loop • 981 ft Ascent 298.96 m Ascent

(3) Nellysford, VA
Favorite Enjoy a great view from Spy Rock.
Intermediate/Difficult

Spy Rock to Crabtree Falls Shuttle

8.0 mi 12.9 km • Point to Point • 1,550 ft Ascent 472.52 m Ascent

(4) Nellysford, VA
Favorite The meadows offer views of the surrounding mountains
Intermediate/Difficult

Laurel Run Circuit

9.0 mi 14.4 km • Loop • 1,840 ft Ascent 560.74 m Ascent

(2) Basye, VA
Favorite Kennedy Peak View
Intermediate

Kennedy Peak Out-and-Back

5.3 mi 8.6 km • Out and Back • 755 ft Ascent 230.23 m Ascent

(5) Luray, VA
Favorite The views from Rocky Row are why you make the climb.
Intermediate/Difficult

Rocky Row

7.5 mi 12.0 km • Out and Back • 1,873 ft Ascent 570.83 m Ascent

(4) Glasgow, VA

Trails in George Washington National Forest - 304

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27.1 mi 43.6 km #1Wild Oak National Recreation Trail (716)
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA
Difficult
27.1 mi 43.6 km Bridgewater, VA 11 
10.4 mi 16.7 km #2North Mountain Trail #443
Difficult
Verona, VA
Difficult
10.4 mi 16.7 km Verona, VA
7.4 mi 11.9 km #3Torry Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stuarts Draft, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
7.4 mi 11.9 km Stuarts Draft, VA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #4Tuscarora - Bear Wallow Trail #405.2
Difficult
Strasburg, VA
Difficult
4.4 mi 7.1 km Strasburg, VA
6.4 mi 10.4 km #5North Mountain Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Moorefield, WV
Easy/Intermediate
6.4 mi 10.4 km Moorefield, WV
2.2 mi 3.5 km #6Laurel Run Trail
Intermediate
Woodstock, VA
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Woodstock, VA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #7Stack Rock Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Basye, VA
Easy/Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km Basye, VA
4.6 mi 7.5 km #8Middle Mountain
Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate
4.6 mi 7.5 km Clifton Forge, VA
3.5 mi 5.7 km #9Dowell's Draft Trail
Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.7 km Bridgewater, VA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #10Tuscarora Overlook Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Easy/Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Clifton Forge, VA
5.0 mi 8.0 km #11Laurel Run Spur Trail #568A
Easy
Basye, VA
Easy
5.0 mi 8.0 km Basye, VA
10.6 mi 17.1 km #12Dry Run Trail #471
Intermediate/Difficult
Covington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
10.6 mi 17.1 km Covington, VA
2.8 mi 4.6 km #13Blue Suck Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.6 km Clifton Forge, VA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #14Festival Trail
Intermediate
Dayton, VA
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Dayton, VA
4.3 mi 7.0 km #15Stony Run Trail
Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate
4.3 mi 7.0 km Clifton Forge, VA
3.7 mi 6.0 km #16Brushy Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Warm Springs, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Warm Springs, VA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #17Little Rocky Row Run Trail #512
Intermediate/Difficult
Glasgow, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Glasgow, VA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #18Heartbreak Trail (435A)
Difficult
Dayton, VA
Difficult
1.2 mi 2.0 km Dayton, VA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #19Tillman West Trail
Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.3 km Bridgewater, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #20Tower Trail
Intermediate
Dayton, VA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Dayton, VA

Photos of George Washington National Forest - 115

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Soak up the fantastic views from Big Schloss.
Jul 6, 2017 near Moorefield, WV
The views keep getting better and better the higher you climb along the Three Ridges Trail.
Jan 24, 2017 near Nellysford, VA
Mountains
Nov 13, 2018 near Luray, VA
Ah... the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Sep 30, 2015 near Nellysford, VA
Cold Mountain in December.
Jan 24, 2016 near Buena V…, VA
Messing around on boulders along Mount Pleasant!
Dec 4, 2015 near Buena V…, VA
Winter water crossings froze our toes... but was so fun.
May 20, 2018 near Monterey, VA
The views from Rocky Row are why you make the climb.
Jan 21, 2017 near Glasgow, VA

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