Whiteoak Canyon to Cedar Run Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,255' 687 m
Descent: -2,255' -687 m
High: 3,385' 1,032 m
Low: 1,191' 363 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)
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“Among the best hikes --if not the best hike-- in Shenandoah. Enjoy waterfalls for 9 miles.”— Nicholas Crow
Family Friendly You can turn around at any point and still consider this a great hike. The payoff is all around you and the river is very accessible during the first couple of miles.
Though never far from water, each crest and bend reveals yet another waterfall. Near the top there is stunning overlook where you can peer down the canyon and enjoy the waterfall far below you. After the upper falls the Whiteoak Canyon trail continues on, but you'll cross the river using the bridge, which will take you to a fire trail where you'll gain more elevation. The whole area is heavily forested and is absolutely remarkable when the leaves change.
Land Manager: NPS - Shenandoah National Park