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    • Charlottesville, Virginia

      Hang Out At Riverview Park

      4.5
      Riverview park has tons of options for getting outside around Charlottesville, VA. Part of the Rivanna Trail runs through here, so if you are really ambitious, this trail goes around the entire city. There are paved trails right along the river, so you can choose your activity. Running, biking, a...
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    • Charlottesville, Virginia

      Kayak Beaver Creek Lake

      4.3
      This little lake close to Charlottesville is my favorite place for an after work kayak, SUP, or just picnic by the water. It's a 20min drive from town, and the perfect place to watch the sunset over the Blue Ridge with water views. No gasoline powered motors allowed, but anything else you can g...
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    • Crozet, Virginia

      Photograph Charlottesville Reservoir

      4.7
      The reservoir is located in the Piedmont Hills just outside the city of Charlottesville, Virginia. So technically Charlottesville Reservoir is not in Shenandoah National Park, but it is only a few feet outside of the park, and it has an outstanding view of the Blue Ridge Mountains that make up th...
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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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    • 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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    • Crozet, Virginia

      Hike Moorman's River

      4.5
      2.5 mi
      Along the hike, there are four "official" swimming holes to jump in, but you can make your own at any time. Go in the springtime for a great waterfall at the end the feeds into a swimming hole, and in the fall for a wonderland of foliage. The official name of this hike is Moorman's River, but an...
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    • Luray, Virginia

      White Oak Canyon to Upper Falls

      4.8
      4.28 mi / 866 ft gain
      Between mile 42 and 43 of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park is the trailhead for WhiteOak Canyon. Begin at the trailhead from the parking lot and cross the Limberlost Trail in .3 miles. Continue on and you will cross your first footbridge shortly. After another mile you will cross the s...
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    • Luray, Virginia

      White Oak Trail to Lower Falls

      5.0
      6.68 mi / 1982 ft gain
      The round trip is a total of 6.7 miles (10.8 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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    • Grottoes, Virginia

      Photograph Moormans River Overlook

      5.0
      Moormans River Overlook is one of the few eastern facing overlooks in Shenandoah National Park’s Southern District, which makes this a prime location for watching the sun rise when in this part of the park.  At mile post 92 off of Skyline Drive, Moormans River Overlook offers photographers a 180 ...
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    • Etlan, Virginia

      Old Rag Mountain Loop

      4.7
      8.95 mi / 2510 ft gain
      Be prepared to deal with crowds, especially on the rock scrambles, which tend to cause a bottle neck on this trail in Shenandoah National Park. I would recommend starting out early on this loop hike, around 6 or 7 am to avoid the crowds. Definitely arrive no later than 9:30am, as the parking lot ...
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    • Etlan, Virginia

      Hike to the Summit of Mt. Robertson in Shenandoah NP

      9 mi / 2500 ft gain
      This hike is one of the lesser known hikes in Shenandoah. While everyone else is headed to Old Rag, hikers will find themselves on a peaceful hike to the summit of Mt. Robertson. Hikers should park in the Old Rag Parking lot and make sure to pay the daily fee ($25). If you have a yearly pass, be ...
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    • Luray, Virginia

      Stony Man Trail, Shenandoah National Park

      4.5
      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

      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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    • Crozet, Virginia

      Hike Turk Mountain

      4.0
      2.2 mi / 700 ft gain
      From the parking area at Turk Gap (MP 94.1), cross over the Skyline Drive.  The Appalachian Trail (AT) intersects right here, and take the AT south by taking the trail on the left.  After 0.2 miles you will turn right off of the AT onto the blue-blazed Turk Mountain Trail.  The trail junctions me...
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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

      Photograph Pinnacles Overlook

      5.0
      Pinnacles Overlook in Shenandoah National Park is a southern facing overlook in the Central District that provides one of the best views of Old Rag.   Looking south over the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 3,320 foot overlook has a great view of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains as well as a valley th...
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