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The Best Hiking in Luray

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Top hiking spots in and near Luray

  • Luray, Virginia

    Hike Around Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park

    5.0
    1 mi / 10 ft gain
    A few miles east of the town of Luray and just a couple miles outside of the Thorton Gap entrance to Shenandoah National Park sits Lake Arrowhead Recreation Park. This small lake and park features fishing, swimming, picnic areas, and other recreational park type of activities. Use of the faciliti...
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Kennedy Peak Loop

    8.85 mi / 1690 ft gain
    Kennedy Peak Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Fort Valley, Virginia.
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Scothorn Gap via Gap Creek Trail

    5.36 mi / 892 ft gain
    Scothorn Gap via Gap Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Luray, Virginia.
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Little Stony Man, Shenandoah National Park

    4.7
    1.23 mi / 433 ft gain
    The parking lot for the trail is right before mile 40 on Skyline drive in Shenandoah National Park. The entire out and back is only .9 miles, so it's the perfect hike to take in a sunset after a long day, take a break from driving, or just pick a hike that is family and dog friendly as Stoney Ma...
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Passamaquoddy Trail

    2.61 mi / 709 ft gain
    Passamaquoddy Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Syria, Virginia.
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Millers Head Trail

    1.52 mi / 404 ft gain
    Millers Head Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Syria, Virginia.
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Stony Man Trail, Shenandoah National Park

    4.6
    1.47 mi / 279 ft gain
    This short, easy hike will take you to some of the best views in Shenandoah National Park. As an added bonus, it’s perfect for catching the sunset without a long walk back to your car in the dark. If you’re looking to increase the level of difficulty, there is an alternate, moderate trail option ...
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Hike the Whiteoak Trail in Shenandoah NP

    5.0
    7.3 mi / 2000 ft gain
    The round trip is a total of 7.3 miles (11.8 km) from the Skyline Drive parking lot to the Whiteoak Canyon Trailhead parking lot (mile 42.6) to the final waterfall of the lower three. The elevation is moderate with a 900-foot drop to the upper falls, but an additional 1,100 feet to the lower fall...
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Hike to The Pinnacle in Shenandoah NP

    4.5
    2.2 mi / 400 ft gain
    The Pinnacle is a little-known outcrop on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.  You will not find it marked on the park map, but that doesn’t make it any less-worthy of your time. The Pinnacle can be reached by a quick, easy hike with the family (and dog!), or you can combine it wit...
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Hike Limberlost Trail in Shenandoah National Park

    5.0
    1.3 mi / 114 ft gain
    The Limberlost Trail is a loop trail within Shenandoah National Park. It is classified as 'accessible' as the trail is flat and has features that would help those in a wheelchair or with other needs access the trail (boardwalk, bridge, benches).  There is little-to-no elevation change and the pat...
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Hike Robertson Mountain in Shenandoah NP

    6 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Robertson Mountain is often overshadowed by the nearby Old Rag Mountain, but standing 5 feet taller than Old Rag, this hike offers seclusion and gorgeous views to the south.  Starting from the Limberlost Trailhead parking lot at MP 43 on the Skyline Drive, take the chained off Old Rag Fire Road. ...
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  • Syria, Virginia

    Old Rag Fire Road, Weakley Hollow and Robertson Mountain Loop

    10.01 mi / 2651 ft gain
    Old Rag Fire Road, Weakley Hollow and Robertson Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Syria, Virginia.
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  • Syria, Virginia

    Limberlost Trail

    1.35 mi / 89 ft gain
    Limberlost Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Luray, Virginia.
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Mary's Rock via Appalachian Trail

    3.36 mi / 1214 ft gain
    If you're driving south on Skyline Drive, park in the lot on the right side of Skyline Drive immediately after you cross Route 211/Thornton Gap entrance. If you're driving north on Skyline Drive, the lot will be on the left side immediately before the Thornton Gap entrance. The trailhead is at t...
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  • Luray, Virginia

    Story Book Trail

    0.67 mi / 46 ft gain
    Story Book Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Luray, Virginia.
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  • Stanley, Virginia

    Hawksbill via Appalachian Trail and Redgate Road

    13.33 mi / 2520 ft gain
    Hawksbill via Appalachian Trail and Redgate Road is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Stanley, Virginia.
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