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  • Fly Fish on the Robinson River

    There are two sections that you can fish on the Robinson River. The first section is about 15 minutes away from the trailhead of White Oak Canyon. The river is on the right side of the road and you can see where it has bee stocked from the white d...

    6 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike Cedar Run Falls Trail

    Cedar Run Falls is located in the central district of Shenandoah National Park.  This is a pretty waterfall that flows into a deep swimming hole.  There are two ways to get to the Cedar Run Waterfall: from the top of the mountain off of Skyline Dr...

    2.6 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike White Oak Canyon/Cedar Run Loop

    This route combines Cedar Run Falls and White Oak Canyon Trail (one of the more popular hikes in SNP, with separate adventures detailing those hikes). Parking is easy, but gets very crowded due to the popularity of White Oak Canyon (WOC). When sta...

    8 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Hike Bear Church Rock via the Graves Mill Trail

    Starting at the Graves Mill Parking area, head up the yellow blazed trail that is marked by a big cement marker. The trail will follow closely beside the gorgeous Rapidan River. Hike for half a mile until you come to the intersection of the Staunt...

    8.5 miles 2250 ft gain

  • Fly Fish on the Rapidan River

    Park at the Graves Mill Parking Area. From here you can easily follow the Rapidan River up the mountain. Fishing reports inform that the lowest concentration of brookies are at the lower boundaries of the park so take some time to enjoy the trail ...

    5 miles

  • Hike White Oak Canyon

    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...

    4.8 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike Hawksbill Mountain

    A hike to the summit of Hawksbill Mountain will not only put you at the highest point in Shenandoah National Park (4050'), but you'll have a 270 degree view perfect for a sunset.This moderate hike is located at MP 45.6 on the Skyline Drive in Shen...

    1.7 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Rose River Falls

    Rose River Falls is often overshadowed by it's more popular cousin, Dark Hollow Falls, as both hikes begin at the same trail head. But because Dark Hollow Falls is such a short and well known hike, it can get extremely crowded. It is also one of ...

    4 miles 853 ft gain

  • Hike Dark Hollow Falls

    Catch the trailhead to these falls at mile 50.7 on Skyline Drive, just north of Big Meadows Lodge and Campground and the trailhead is just to the left of the parking lot. This is an easy 1.4 mile roundtrip hike, straight down to get to the falls,...

    1.4 miles

  • Hike the Rose River Falls to Dark Hollow Falls Loop

    Parking at the trailhead is a few miles north of Big Meadows at the Fisher's Gap Overlook parking area. You will find much more solitude along this loop trail than if you were to park at the Dark Hollow Falls trailhead as the Dark Hollow Falls i...

    4 miles 950 ft gain

  • Backpack Rose River Loop

    The trail can be found on Skyline Drive.  Though it is a little challenging to locate, you should park at  Fisher’s Gap Overlook (mile marker 49.4), and then walk over across the road and find the trail. You'll spot it by looking over the side of ...

    4 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike Old Rag Mountain

    Be prepared to deal with crowds, especially on the rock scrambles, which tend to cause a bottle neck. I would recommend starting out early, around 6 or 7 am to avoid the crowds. Definitely arrive no later than 9:30am, as the parking lot fills up q...

    9 miles 2510 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Big Meadows

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    • Stanardsville

      Getaway Shenandoah

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      Mathews Arm Campground

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    • Dyke, Virginia

      The Log House

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      From $202.50/night

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