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    • McLean, Virginia

      Photograph Great Falls of the Potomac

      5.0
      0.69 mi / 131 ft gain
      Viewing Great Falls is easy which makes this adventure great for all levels of adventurers. There is a ~$10 entrance fee, there you will receive a map of the park. There are 3 platforms of viewing Great Falls, each platform has stunning  panoramic views. Make sure you do not forget to bring your ...
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    • Ewing, Virginia

      Hike to the Sand Caves

      4.7
      8 mi / 2000 ft gain
      After a 2.5 mi hike up the Ewing Trail, you will reach the Ridge Trail. Go left for approximately 1 mi until you reach a landing for horses. Another 0.25 mi down the trail, you will encounter some steep wooden steps as well as several slippery boulders. Depending on recent weather and season, you...
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    • Elkton, Virginia

      Hike to Hightop Mountain, Shenandoah NP

      4.5
      3.2 mi / 900 ft gain
      The parking area for the Hightop Mountain hike is one mile south of the Swift Run Gap entrance on Skyline Drive. If you’re looking to add extra mileage to your hike, you can also park at the entrance and pick up the Appalachian Trail just south of the overpass (doing so will add 1.2 miles each w...
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    • Rileyville, Virginia

      Backpack Jeremy's Run Trail, Shenandoah NP

      3.3
      10 mi
      This hike is best done as a two-day, one-night backpacking trip, however it can be done as a day hike if you don't wish to backpack.Jeremy’s Run is a beautifully forested 10 mile roundtrip hike with numerous stream-crossing. The trailhead starts at the Elkwallow Picnic area, at about mile 24 of S...
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    • Saltville, Virginia

      Hike the Great Channels

      4.8
      6 mi / 1200 ft gain
      Park at the parking lot at the crest of Clinch Mountain at Hayters Gap on Rt. 80, and walk along the road (Raven Ridge Road) behind the gate. The trail is fairly easy with minimum elevation gain and follows an old road bed almost the whole way. Be sure to keep to the left when the road splits and...
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    • Eagle Rock, Virginia

      Hike Roaring Run Falls

      4.7
      2.4 mi
      From 615 (Craig Creek rd) you turn on to 621 (Roaring Run rd) and about mile down is a little gravel road on the left that you turn down. Go down this gravel road a little ways to reach the parking area, you'll know you're there when you see a big gate held up by two stone pillars. Once you are r...
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    • Troutville, Virginia

      Tinker Cliffs via Andy Lane Trail

      4.8
      7.15 mi / 1844 ft gain
      Looking for a day trip? Look no further than Tinker Cliffs, tucked away in Virginia. This trail provides a workout that is loaded with flowers, bridges, rocks, and views that will leave you inspired to explore more! The Trail There are no restrooms located at the parking lot or along the trail....
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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

      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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    • Vesuvius, Virginia

      Cole Mountain Loop

      4.8
      5.89 mi / 1280 ft gain
      The large open meadow at the summit of Cole Mountain is a unique and breathtaking experience that is worth the 5.8 mile hike. Cole Mountain is frequently referred to as Cold Mountain, but the official name listed by the United States Geological Survey is the former. This hike is in the George W...
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    • McLean, Virginia

      Scott's Run Nature Preserve Loop

      4.2
      2.51 mi / 397 ft gain
      This nature preserve can be hiked year-round and is a sanctuary for rare wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife including deer and fox. There are six main interconnecting trails that run through the preserve; winding their way around matured hardwood forest, sheer bluffs, and rocky cliffs overloo...
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    • Raphine, Virginia

      Hike to Saint Mary's Falls

      4.8
      4.4 mi / 300 ft gain
      Saint Mary's Wilderness is one of Virginia's largest designated wilderness areas and is an old iron ore mining area. There are two ways to get to Saint Mary's Falls and this Blue Ridge adventure will start you off at the parking area off Saint Mary's Road.  Once on Saint Mary's Road, you will dr...
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    • Tyro, Virginia

      The Priest via Shoe Creek Trail

      4.4
      3.01 mi / 843 ft gain
      Starting at the Upper Crabtree Falls Parking area, continue up the "road" on Shoe Creek Trail for half a mile until you come to the intersection of the Appalachian Trail. That will be the steepest part of the hike. Look for two rocks on either side of the trail with white blazes on them. Take a l...
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    • Pembroke, Virginia

      Bald Knob Trail

      4.8
      0.93 mi / 387 ft gain
      Unobstructed views with little hiking effort make Bald Knob one of the best locations to see the sunset in southwestern Virginia. Easy to access from US-460 in Giles County, take Mountain Lake Road (VA-700) for 7 miles and park in the gravel lot on the left by the intersection of VA-613 and Moun...
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    • Buchanan, Virginia

      Hike Flat Top Mountain

      4.5
      From the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, travel north up the Blue Ridge Parkway for about 3 miles, where you will come to small parking area for the Flat Top Trailhead. The parking area is quite tiny, and probably holds around 10 vehicles, but there was only one other car there when I went. It's p...
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    • Buchanan, Virginia

      Hike to Fallingwater Cascades

      4.5
      The trailhead for this hike is at the same parking area for the Flat Top Trail. From the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center, travel north up the Blue Ridge Parkway for about 3 miles, where you will come to small parking area. It is quite tiny, and probably holds around 10 vehicles, but there was only ...
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