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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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Roanoke River Greenway
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19 Completed 4 Reviews

Great network of trails along the Roanoke River through Salem and Roanoke.
Good fishing along the way also.

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Hungry Mother State Park
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19 Completed 4 Reviews

Great for camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing

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Roaring Run / Hoop Hole
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19 Completed 4 Reviews

Great hiking!
Great fly fishing!

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Carvins Cove Reservoir
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19 Completed 4 Reviews

Great place! Several good trails ofvarying lengths and difficulty.

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Laurel Trail Loop
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22 Completed 3 Reviews

This is my go-to trail when I want to get in a quick bit of local activity/trail-running. Versatile, with plenty of scenic vistas/wildlife. It can be as strenuous as you want it to be--great little areas to traverse and explore. Wonderful for kids--it's how I introduced my son to the world of hiking. It's close by my place, making it ideal for my use. A real gem!

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Pyrite Mine Loop
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22 Completed 3 Reviews

This is one of the most interesting trails in PW Nat'l Forrest--with many off-shoots that will catch your interest. I usually access the trail from the 1.5mi. road leading in from the parking lot near the bike trail. You can custom fit this trail to your fancy very easily. The trail from the Laurel Loop through the Pyrite Mine is my favorite way to go. It's a great way to check out the origins of some the area's industries from days gone by. On the lower-end of the moderate spectrum. A real beaut!

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Beaver Loop
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22 Completed 3 Reviews

My son and I have hiked this trail at least 6 times, winter-time being our favorite time to check it out. Very well marked/maintained. It's a great mix of beauty and moderate to easy activity. Almost all of the trails in the PW Nat'l Forrest are great for trail-running as well as day-hikes.

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Whiteoak Canyon Falls Trail
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

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Scothorn Gap Trail
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

Instead of hiking north on Scothorn Gap Trail, I turned south/southwest on the Strickler Knob Trail (the trail not found in a search on AllTrails). Strickler Knob was a challenging hike with great views waiting on the knob. It is not a popular trail so you will likely be out there on your on. Great hike!!!

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Pocosin Hollow Trail
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

This is a very nice hike/walk. I ran the trail a little to increase the workout. If you continue past the old mission moving south along the trails there are some really cool artifacts there. I uploaded a few pictures. It's worth walking an extra half mile.

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