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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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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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Scott's Run Nature Preserve
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

Great way to access Great Falls on those occasions you don't have the cash to enter the park proper.

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Mount Rogers Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Great trail, walked from Massey gap to Mt. Rogers & back.
Best scenery in Virginia.
Trails marked clearly. Big difference form 30 years ago, just maps and compass then.

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Appalachian Trail: Snickers Gap to Blackburn Trail Center
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I love this hike. Have done it many times with friends and family. Once even had an office brain storming session on this trail. For whomever asked about dogs on the trail: one, young, and in shape animal might work if you went midweek in cooler weather. This hike has a lot, and I mean a whole bunch, of rocks which could be hard on dogs feet. VA summers are really humid, there is one small stream along the way. multiple animals might be difficult since the AT traffic can be frequent. I personally wouldn't do it.

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Blue Suck Falls Trail
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29 Completed 2 Reviews

Did this as a circuit hike just shy of 10 miles. Up Blue Suck Falls, south to Tuscarora Trail (Tuscarora Overlook and cabin is a MUST see view), continued south on Stony Run Trail, north on Locust Gap Trail and Finally down Beards Gap Hollow. A little bit of a strenuous hike, but worth it for the incredible views and the many peaceful spots. Took six hours but could have been five; spent lots of time lollygagging around various spots. Went with my son and we only passed one mountain biker. Trails very well maintained with the exception of a few confusing signs (A sign advising to go straight to Blue Falls Suck when the trail turned either left or right ? Use your map :) this one is the best http://www.hikingupward.com/OVH/BlueSuckFalls/images/Map.pdf

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Furnace Mountain Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

I've hiked this one three times. You can start this hike from two points. Either Brown's Gap on Skyline Drive or the parking lot near the base of Furnace Mt. in Grottoes which is what I would recommend . Travel up the Madison fire road and cross the stream at the trail head. Big rocks across the stream so you shouldn't get your feet wet. The hill is fairly steep and rugged and not much of a view at the top but there is a spur trail to an over look that is well worth the effort. From the top it's a fairly flat walk to Skyline drive where you can get on the AT, head north and get on the Austin Mt. trail to complete the loop. The Austin Mt. trail has a lot of talus fields near the end so good shoes are a must. Or you can start on the Austin Mt. trail and take the Furnace Mt. trail back. It's a loop so it doesn't matter but I would start from the Grottoes end since you get the major uphill part out of the way at the beginning. I don't know about doing any part of White Oak Canyon from Furnace Mt. White Oak Canyon is about 40 miles to the north.

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Saint Mary's Wilderness
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

Was able to do this trail again recently and made it to the falls, which make the trip worth it on it's own. My friend and I were able to enjoy a good swim and relax in the river before hiking back to the main trail to camp and complete the trail the next morning. I suggest taking just what you need for water the first day and treating water from the river, it makes hiking out much easier.

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Molly Mitchell Trail
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35 Completed 4 Reviews

Don't trust the location on the map for this trail - it's in Northwest River Park. It's a nice hike, very easy, flat all the way but enough twists and winding bends (and tree roots) to make it interesting. Watch out if it's been raining, this trail floods out in several spots.

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McAfee Knob - Appalachian Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very fun beautiful but it's almost ten miles so be prepared!

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Bald Cypress Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

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