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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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Dragon Tooth Trail
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Winkler Botanical Preserve
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice short hike around a pond with a man made waterfall. The kids had a blast throwing rocks into the pond. Lots of things to check out. Pretty nice considering its proximity to 395. directions on this site done seem right but Google maps will take you right there.

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Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Walked this trail on a cool, late November day. Very well marked in both directions of loop. Flat, scenic and great for birding. Nice feeling of remoteness as I was the only person out this day. Really neat section with young long needle pine encasing you on either side. Well worth my 45 min drive.

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Scott's Run Nature Preserve
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Playing in the rocks is fun and lots of cute puppies :)

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Cascades 66 Foot Waterfall Hike Trail
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42 Completed 5 Reviews

I would rate this 5 stars, if the trail and centerpiece waterfall weren't so crowded with people. I did this as a warm-up the day before the Andy Layne trail to Tinker's Cliff. The creek is beautiful...just get there early!

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Greenstone Self-Guiding Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great short hike for a family day/history day on the parkway!

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Great Falls National Park
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great set of trails in a very well run, hugely popular park. Note that HUGELY popular part. The amazing views and numerous activities (hiking, climbing, kayaking) attracts throngs of people, especially when the weather is nice. Head out early to avoid an hour-long line at the gate.

I hike/trail run a 2-hour loop from Swamp to Ridge to Difficult Run, then Ridge to River back to the Visitor Center. Great loop! Very dog-friendly.

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Dragon Tooth Trail
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42 Completed 5 Reviews

The geology at the top definitely makes the climb worthwhile. I put up my hammock and had a nap at the top.

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McAfee Knob - Appalachian Trail
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42 Completed 5 Reviews

i recommend entering this trail before/at sunrise to avoid crowds. The views are fantastic, and a photograph standing on the ledge over the Catawba Valley is mandatory!

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Tinker Cliffs/Andy Layne Trail -
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42 Completed 5 Reviews

I enjoyed this hike thoroughly. I didn't encounter other people until well into my descent. Prior to heading out, I read a number of reviews. What they failed to mention is how the laws of physics are distorted by the Andy Layne Trail. The climb is steady for about 100 miles, but the descent is only 3.8? Weird...

Just kidding of course, but be prepared for a long ascent. Wear sturdy boots and carry enough water to stay hydrated, as there isn't a water source (usable) between the trailhead and Tinker Cliffs. The views from the top are wonderful, and the ledge is long enough to accommodate lots of simultaneous visitors.

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