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Old Rag Trail

Sperryville, VA

Old Rag Trail is an 7 mile round trip trail or 8.9 mile loop trail located near Sperryville, Virginia that features a river and is only recommended for serious hiker. The trail is primarily used for camping, hiking, rock climbing & walking and is accessible year-round.

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Lake Accotink Trail
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

Nice hike, not very challenging. There are off trail trails that take you off the beaten path. But they aren't marked at all and there are several forks that get frustrating.

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Bearfence Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

For folks looking for a your typical walking trail, this is not for you. However, if you're like my brother and I and you enjoy rock scrambles and jumping from boulder to boulder, definitely give this a try!

We packed breakfast and got there early morning as the sun was rising. We reached the summit right around the time that the sun was coming up and were the only ones on the entire trail. The view from the top was absolutely fantastic.

It was almost a full 360 degree view and it took us a good bit of time to absorb all of it. There was a bit of fog resting in the valley but didn't damper the view one bit. I would not do this hike if the weather was all foggy, though. The best part is definitely the views at the top and to lose those would be disappointing. Definitely a trek that I will do again.

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Jump Rock Trail
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22 Completed 3 Reviews

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Ragged Island South Entrance
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594 Completed 593 Reviews

The entrance to this part of the wildlife preserve is about 1/2 mile south of the main entrance. It is where the wide open tidal marsh turns into dense forest complete with bugs, blow-down, mud and unmaintained trail. Nobody goes to this end of the preserve which may explain the requirement for a permit. There is said to be everything from poisonous snakes to deer, rabbit, squirrels, raccoons, fox and a wide variety of reptiles. But all I saw was millions of bugs.

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Buffalo Mountain Natural Reserve Floyd, VA
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18 Completed 3 Reviews

This trial doesn't offer much on the trail end but the view from the top is fantastic. There are several large rocky points where one can have a 360 view of the blue ridge area. It's really quite amazing.
The trail side is a very simple hike through the woods with four switchbacks to take you up the mountain. I haven't been in the fall/winter but I imagine the wind would be pretty cutting.
Getting there involves a one mile/one lane gravel road cut into the side of the mountain. If there is a car coming toward you, good luck!

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Broomstraw Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

The Broomstraw trail is located amongst barbed wire fenced terrain. This trail is inaccessible.

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Roanoke River Greenway
by Lēta Walters

9 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a great paved bike walk ride beside the the Roanoke river, our 6 year old learned to ride with training wheels on this trail.

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Fridley Gap
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Fridley Gap was my childhood forest playground. Everytime I go there I feel nostalgia. Fridley Run and Boone Run are absolutely beautiful to hike along and through. The three mountains on the trail each have amazing views and the side trails leave extra adventure waiting for you to take them. Check out thr swimming hole and what I call the pyramids (rock formation in one of the Runs, that looks like the side of a step pyramid). I highly recommend this hike.

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Bull Run - Occoquan Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

No tall peaks or views, but absolutely beautiful. Sections are along the Occaquon river and there are many nice places to sit and each lunch. Distance adds difficulty, and the steep inclines in Fountainhead as well.

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Deep Creek Locks
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32 Completed 3 Reviews

Short trail, very easy, one of our favorites. This park is rarely crowded and the trail is usually empty. Lots of bugs in the summer, bring mosquito spray, not a lot of wildlife - ducks and crabs and occasionally a turtle - but a peaceful short hike. I hike this one with my kids several times a month. We always continue to the small island past the lookouts, although the last time we went the bridge was broken. Hiking that little island is my kids' favorite part. You can also take the trail over to the Ruritan Club.

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