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White Rocks

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Length


8.9 Miles 14.3 Kilometers


1,552' 473 m

Ascent

-1,554' -474 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

3,011' 918 m

High

1,757' 536 m

Low

Shared By Julien Naegeli

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A beautiful mixture of forest trails leads to a breathtaking view of the Great North Mountains.

Julien Naegeli

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Overview

This route takes you through a variety of trail types to reach a gorgeous overlook of Virginia's Great North Mountains. The hike has a number of small streams, few hikers, and a beautiful combination of terrains. The last and most important trail of the hike is rather hard to find. It is only marked by two small cairns, so don't expect signage. Be on the lookout for these cairns when making that final turn to the last trail.

Description

From the trailhead, follow the Wilson Cove Trail to the pink-blazed Old Mailpath. Continue on the Old Mailpath until you find the orange-blazed Racer Camp Hollow Trail, where you'll want to turn right. After a couple of miles, you'll find a large intersection of trails where you'll turn left onto the blue-blazed Tuscarora Trail - Three Ponds Trail.

After 1.4 miles, you'll make it to the ridge that finally takes you to the white-blazed White Rocks Lookout Trail on the right. There is no signage at this intersection, so look for those several small cairns mentioned before. At the end of this trail, you'll have made it to the overlook – Enjoy the view!

When you're ready to head home, follow the trail back out to the Tuscarora Trail - Three Ponds Trail, make a right, and continue on trail until you reach the junction with the Old Mailpath.

Follow the pink-blazed Old Mailpath through dense hardwood forest to the junction with the Racer Camp Hollow Trail from before. Continue north at the junction, eventually reaching the Wilson Cove Trail and a quick westerly jaunt to the parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Visit this area in the autumn to see it erupt in fiery fall color.

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May 18, 2018
Dan Barie
Dec 2, 2017
James Stokes
Me and 3 others did this loop as an overnight trip and camped next to the lookout. The grounds were in great condition w/ 3 separate sites close by. 8.9mi — 6h 40m
Nov 4, 2017
Nicholas Birasa
Oct 27, 2017
Jerry Cruz
9.8mi
Oct 21, 2017
Nicholas Birasa
Aug 25, 2017
Justin Kline
8.9mi
Oct 22, 2016
Arya Hezarkhani
8.9mi
Oct 22, 2016
Julien Naegeli
8.9mi

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 7 votes

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in Wardensville

#46

in Virginia

#1,739

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