The Best Outdoor Activities in Virginia

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Backpack Rocky Mount Trail in Shenandoah National Park

Virginia / Rocky Mount

The trail begin 0.1 miles north of Two Mile Run Overlook at milepost 76.2 on Skyline Drive.

Christin Healey
1055 Saves

Hike McAfee Knob

Virginia / McAfee's Knob Trailhead

From the parking lot on RT311: Cross the road and pick up the white blazed AT headed north. In about .4 miles you will reach an information kiosk where you will continue on the AT.

Christin Healey
691 Saves

Hike Old Rag Mountain

Virginia / Old Rag Parking Lot

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.

Susan Billings
609 Saves

Hike Humpback Rocks

Virginia / Humpback Gap

This little hike is one of the most popular in the area, and for good reason! It's a short and steep one mile to the top, but the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park to th.

Christin Healey
536 Saves

Hike the Devil's Bathtub

Virginia / Devil's Bathtub

The Devil’s Bathtub is a deep pool of blue-green water known for being a great swimming hole and a beautiful natural feature. This hike is a 3.2 mile out and back hike with 250 feet elevation gain.

Elyse Clark
492 Saves

Explore Falling Spring Falls in the Alleghany Highlands

Virginia / Falling Spring Falls

Just nine miles north of I-64, this viewpoint is not one to be missed if you’re in the area.

Sarah Giek
470 Saves

Hike Little Stony Man, Shenandoah National Park

Virginia / Little Stoney

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 .

Christin Healey
469 Saves

Hike to Bearfence Mountain

Virginia / Bearfence Mountain Trailhead

This is one of my favorite hikes in Shenandoah National Park for its views, easy access to the trail, and the option to combine it with a much further hike on the AT.

Christin Healey
449 Saves

Hike to Spy Rock

Virginia / Spy Rock Trail

The hike is part of the George Washington National Forest, and can easily be combined with nearby Crabtree Falls (300ft cascading waterfall with a hike to the top). The entire trip is 3.

Christin Healey
425 Saves

Hike Mount Rogers

Virginia / Mount Rogers Parking Area

Once you enter Grayson Highlands State Park, you will see a parking lot for Massie Gap a few miles in, park here. There is an obvious trail, the Rhododendron Trail, that you will follow for about .

Christin Healey
412 Saves

Hike to Bears Den Overlook

Virginia / Bears Den Trailhead

Bears Den is a collection of rocks and boulders that overlooks the Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, just off the Appalachian Trail.

Robbie O'Donnell
401 Saves

Backpack Three Ridges Loop

Virginia / Reids Gap

From the parking area at Reids Gap, start off on the white-blazed A.T heading south as the trail begins on the left side of a clearing. You will begin climbing Meadow Mountain shortly and in .

Christin Healey
388 Saves

Hike White Oak Canyon

Virginia / 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.

Christin Healey
369 Saves

Hike Crabtree Falls

Virginia / Crabtree Falls Parking Area, VA

This is an approximately 4 mile roundtrip hike. It will usually take anywhere from 1-2 hours to get up, depending on your experience and who you have with you, and about an hour down.

Lucas Moore
361 Saves

Hike Mount Pleasant

Virginia / Mount Pleasant

From the Mount Pleasant Parking Area, take the blue blazed Pompey Mountain Trail that is just beyond the horse gate.

Christin Healey
357 Saves

Hike Dark Hollow Falls

Virginia / Dark Hollow Falls Trailhead

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.

Christin Healey
354 Saves

Hike Devil's Marbleyard

Virginia / Devil's Marbleyard Trailhead

Want to scale the side of a rock face? If you do, I highly suggest adding this adventure to your list. Hiking to the marbleyard and back to the parking lot will have you at a 3 mile journey.

Hailey Carter
354 Saves

Hike to Blackrock Summit, Shenandoah NP

Virginia / Blackrock Summit Trailhead

There are two route options, both are under 2 miles and are suitable for hikers of all experience levels.

Sarah Giek
349 Saves

Hike Hawksbill Mountain

Virginia / Hawksbill Mountain Parking Area

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.

Elyse Clark
346 Saves

Hike Dragon's Tooth

Virginia / Dragon's Tooth Trailhead

From I-81: Exit 140 and take Highway 311 north for 11 miles towards New Castle. Dragon’s Tooth parking lot is on the left, just past Catawba Grocery. LAT 37.3787 LONG -80.

Hailey Carter
330 Saves

Backpack Jeremy's Run Trail, Shenandoah NP

Virginia / Jeremy's Run Trail

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.

Susan Billings
318 Saves

Hike to Mary's Rock Summit in Shenandoah National Park

Virginia / Meadow Spring Parking Area

Mary’s Rock is just south of the Thornton Gap Entrance in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District.

Sarah Giek
315 Saves

Hike the Sharp Top Trail

Virginia / Sharp Top Trailhead

Once thought to be the highest peak in Virginia, this 2.5 hour hike is one that will leave you speechless at the top. Park at the Peaks of Otter Nature Center (which is now closed).

Hailey Carter
302 Saves

Hike the Stony Man Trail, Shenandoah National Park

Virginia / Stony Man Trailhead

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.

Sarah Giek
295 Saves

Swim at Arnold Valley Pool

Virginia / Petites Gap

Arnold Valley Pool might be a couple hundred feet from the road but most people don’t even notice when they pass by.

Spenser Reid
283 Saves

Hike to Cascade Falls

Virginia / Cascade Falls Trailhead, VA

The 66' Cascade Falls located in Giles Count is arguably one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Virginia. This classic hike is 4.0 miles and gains 800' in elevation.

Elyse Clark
281 Saves

Kayak Beaver Creek Lake

Virginia / Beaver Creek, VA

This little lake close to Charlottesville is my favorite place for an after work kayak, SUP, or just picnic by the water.

Christin Healey
271 Saves

Explore Ravens Roost Overlook

Virginia / Ravens Roost Overlook

This cozy little overlook is very simple to get to.

Christin Healey
263 Saves

Camp at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park

Virginia / Big Meadows Campground

Visiting Shenandoah National Park for the first time can be quite overwhelming.

Steph FigPope
249 Saves

Hike to the Sand Caves

Virginia / Thomas Walker Civic Park

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.

Emily Westergard
245 Saves

Hike to Apple Orchard Falls

Virginia / Apple Orchard Falls Parking Area (Sunset Field Overlook)

There are a few different ways that you can do this hike. One way is to start at the North Creek campground (37.54244, -79.

Lucas Moore
243 Saves

Hike to Hay Rock

Virginia / Hay Rock

If you're looking for a hike in the Roanoke area without the crowds that McAfee Knob draws, but still want a challenging hike with great views, try hiking to Hay Rock. This 8.

Elyse Clark
220 Saves

Explore Roaring Run Falls

Virginia / Roaring Run Parking Area, Eagle Rock, VA, United States

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.

Lucas Moore
205 Saves

Hike Moorman's River

Virginia / Moorman's River Hike

Along the hike, there are four "official" swimming holes to jump in, but you can make your own at any time.

Christin Healey
182 Saves

Hike to Fallingwater Cascades

Virginia / Fallingwater Cascades Parking Area, Bedford VA

The trailhead for this hike is at the same parking area for the Flat Top Trail.

Lucas Moore
181 Saves

Hike the Potomac Heritage Trail to Chain Bridge

Virginia / Potomac Heritage Trail

Hike the Potomac Heritage Trail through forest, hill and valley landscapes, as you follow along the river, itself. Starting at Roosevelt Island, you can hike as far as 8.

Hike to Tinker Cliffs

Virginia / Tinker Cliff Parking lot

Looking for a day trip? Look no further than Tinker Cliffs, tucked away in Virginia.

Hailey Carter
173 Saves

Hike to Wigwam Falls

Virginia / Yankee Horse Ridge Parking Area

The Yankee Horse Ridge Parking Area is located at milepost 34.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. From the parking area, follow the rock steps to the railroad tracks and turn right.

Spenser Reid
160 Saves

Bike into False Cape State Park

Virginia / False Cape State Park

Located in South Eastern Virginia Beach VA, False Cape State Park is only accessible by bike, foot, or tour.

Daniel Brittain
158 Saves

Hike Cole Mountain

Virginia / Cole Mountain Parking Area

The large open meadow at the summit of Cole Mountain is a unique and breathtaking experience that is worth the 5.8 mile hike.

Sarah Giek
157 Saves

Hike to Hightop Mountain, Shenandoah NP

Virginia / Hightop Mountain Parking Area

The parking area for the Hightop Mountain hike is one mile south of the Swift Run Gap entrance on Skyline Drive.

Sarah Giek
152 Saves

Hike Flat Top Mountain

Virginia / Flat Top Mountain 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 for the Flat Top Trailhead.

Lucas Moore
149 Saves

Explore Camp Hydaway

Virginia / Camp Hydaway, VA

If you love everything outdoors, Camp Hydaway is the place for you! You can do almost any activity you can think of here.

Lucas Moore
149 Saves

Photograph Dismal Falls

Virginia / Dismal Falls Trailhead

Explorers in Southwest Virginia run into a common problem: local hikes and waterfalls are often saturated with college students out enjoying a warm day.

Erinn Schaal
148 Saves

Hike to Rose River Falls

Virginia / Rose River Falls Trailhead

Rose River Falls is often overshadowed by it's more popular cousin, Dark Hollow Falls, as both hikes begin at the same trail head.

Kelly Park
148 Saves

Hike to Bear Church Rock via Bootens Gap

Virginia / Bootens Gap

The trail leads along the ridge of Jones Mountain to the gorgeous views at Bear Church Rock, and it's the perfect hike for those seeking solitude - didn't see another soul the entire time on a holida.

Christin Healey
147 Saves

Hike to Doyles Falls

Virginia / Doyles River Falls Trailhead

From the parking lot at MP 81.1 on the Skyline Drive, take the trailhead to the left of the sign with the trail map.

Elyse Clark
147 Saves

Hike the Great Channels

Virginia / Great Channels of Virginia

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.

Elyse Clark
146 Saves

Hike to Raven Rock

Virginia / Raven Rock trailhead

Starting at a small parking lot right off of Route 7 (wuick right onto Pine Grove Road) this hike takes you North on the Appalachian Trail in a very hilly/rocky part of the trail.

Jack Staples
142 Saves

Bikes & Brews on Route 151

Virginia / Blue Mountain Brewery

This DIY bike & brews tour is perfect for combining a relaxing day with some activity. There are also wineries along this route if folks in your group want a break from the hops.

Christin Healey
135 Saves

Hike to White Rocks

Virginia / Thomas Walker Civic Park

Starting at the Ewing Trailhead, in Ewing, VA, you will meander up the ridge for about 2.5 mi before meeting up with Ridge Trail.

Emily Westergard
135 Saves

Explore Walnut Creek Park

Virginia / Walnut Creek Park

Just 25 minutes outside of Charlottesville, this is a great spot to take the family for the day and get some sunshine. If you are into mountain biking, you're in the right place.

Christin Healey
135 Saves

Hike to Bald Knob

Virginia / Bald Knob Parking Area

Unobstructed views with little hiking effort make Bald Knob one of the best locations to see the sunset in southwestern Virginia.

Elyse Clark
130 Saves

Hike Buffalo Mountain

Virginia / Buffalo Mountain Trailhead

A short 1.0 mile hike to the summit with 700’ elevation gain, the trail switchbacks steeply up to the exposed rocky summit.

Elyse Clark
125 Saves

Explore the Luray Caverns

Virginia / Luray Caverns

The caverns are located in the town of Luray, which is in the Shenandoah Valley of northwest Virginia.

Mike Fennell
121 Saves

Climb Hidden Rocks

Virginia / Hidden Rocks

Amazing rock climbing can be found just outside Harrisonburg, VA at a series of crags hiding in the beautiful landscape of GW National Forest.

Damien Kincannon
119 Saves

Explore Breaks Interstate Park

Virginia / Clinchfield Overlook lot

Breaks Interstate Park lies on the border of western Virginia and eastern Kentucky, and is known as the “Grand Canyon of the South”.

Elyse Clark
115 Saves

Hike to Compton Peak

Virginia / Compton Peak Parking Area

This unique hike on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park is 2.4 miles round trip with an 835' elevation gain, and leads you to two viewpoints as well as a cool rock outcrop.

Elyse Clark
114 Saves

Hike Angels Rest and the Wilburn Valley Overlook

Virginia / Angels Rest/Wilburn Valley

For a tough hike with rewarding views, check out Angels Rest and the Wilburn Valley Overlook.

Elyse Clark
114 Saves

Hike Rock Castle Gorge

Virginia / Rock Castle Gorge Trailhead

This 10.8 mile loop is a very demanding, but very rewarding hike that will take most of the day to complete.

Elyse Clark
113 Saves

Hike House Mountain

Virginia / House Mountain Parking Area

House Mountain provides two amazing views via two out-and-back hikes, for a combined hike of 8.75 miles.

Sarah Giek
109 Saves

Hike The Priest

Virginia / Upper Crabtree Falls Parking

Starting at the Upper Crabtree Falls Parking area, continue up the "road" for half a mile until you come to the intersection of the Appalachian Trail. That will be the steepest part of the hike.

Jess Fischer
105 Saves

Bike the Virginia Creeper Trail

Virginia / Virginia Creeper Trail

This multi-use (hiking, biking, horseback riding) rail-trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia to Whitetop, Virginia, passing through forests in the Blue Ridge Mountains, small farming commu.

Sarah Giek
103 Saves

Hike Apple Orchard Mountain

Virginia / Apple Orchard Falls Parking Area (Sunset Field Overlook)

The top of Apple Orchard Mountain is easily accessible via the Appalachian Trail. Access the trail at the Sunset Field Overlook at MP 78.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Elyse Clark
100 Saves

Hike Barney's Wall

Virginia / Barney's Wall

This hike begins in the parking lot for Cascade Falls. Keep left at the first and second intersections to stay on the Upper Trail.

Elyse Clark
93 Saves

Camp at Switzer Lake

Virginia / Switzer lake

Directly off of Interstate 81, headed toward West Virginia on Rt 33 is a beautiful lake only known by the locals.

Hike through Falls Ridge Preserve

Virginia / Falls Ridge Preserve

Dogs are not allowed on this preserve, so please do not bring a dog along. From the parking lot walk through the mowed field until you reach the woods.

Elyse Clark
90 Saves

Hike from Colvin Run Mill to the Potomac

Virginia / Colvin Run Mill Parking Area

From the historic Colvin Run Mill, head out of the parking area toward Difficult Run Trail. Follow this trail for roughly four miles as you hike along Difficult Run to the Potomac River.

Take in the View at Roanoke Mountain Overlook

Virginia / Roanoke Mountain Overlook

The Roanoke Mountain Road is a 4 mile one-way loop accessed at mile post 120.3 off the Blueridge Parkway. It's a winding single-lane road, and I would certainly not venture up there with a trailer.

Kenton Steryous
86 Saves

Swim at Panther Falls

Virginia / Panther Falls Parking

From Lexington or Buena Vista, Virginia, take Rt. 60 east for several miles. As soon as you pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway, look for a gravel road on your right marked Panther Falls Road.

Kenton Steryous
84 Saves

Backpack the Mount Rogers Loop

Virginia / Massie Gap Trailhead

For an awesome 2-3 day trip, start hiking at the Massie Gap trailhead, which can be reached from Grayson Highlands State Park.

John Sides
82 Saves

Explore Skyline Drive In Winter

Virginia / Skyline Drive (Shenandoah National Park)

Skyline Drive is a winding highway that cuts straight through Shenandoah National Park.

Christin Healey
82 Saves

Hike Little Devil Stairs

Virginia / Little Devil Stairs Trailhead

This hike starts with an immediate stream crossing -- how wet your feet get depends on the water level but bring an extra pair of socks! The first mile consists of a typical Shenandoah hike -- uphil.

Kelly Park
81 Saves

Hike Blue Suck Falls and the Tuscarora Overlook

Virginia / Blue Suck Falls Trail

In Douthat State Park, park at the Discovery Center/Amphitheater parking lot near the children's fishing area.

Elyse Clark
73 Saves

Photograph Mabry Mill

Virginia / Mabry Mill

Mabry Mill is one of the most photographed spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and rightfully so. Located at MP 176.1 the mill is beautiful in any season and easily accessed from the parking lot.

Elyse Clark
73 Saves

Hike to Overall Run Falls

Virginia / Overall Run Falls Trailhead

Start at the Hogback parking lot at MP 21.1 on the Skyline Drive. Take the Appalachian Trail south for 0.8 miles, and turn right onto the Tuscarora-Overall Run Trail. After 0.

Elyse Clark
71 Saves

Stargaze at Little Creek Dam Road

Virginia / Little Creek Dam Road

This stargazing spot is a wonderful place to test your star photography, or a sweet place to relax and chill with friends. It's a quiet and relaxing spot.

Geo Min
59 Saves

Fly Fish on the Rapidan River

Virginia / Graves Mill Parking Area

Park at the Graves Mill Parking Area. From here you can easily follow the Rapidan River up the mountain.

Jess Fischer
59 Saves

Hike to Jones Run Waterfall

Virginia / Jones Run Parking Area

This little known waterfall is located close to the more popular waterfall, Doyles River Falls. Staring at the Jones Run parking area turn left downhill following the blue blazed Jones Run trail.

Jess Fischer
58 Saves

Hike to Kelly's Knob via the Appalachian Trail

Virginia / Kelly's Knob Trailhead

This is a great day hike for families or groups looking to get out for a short hike on the Appalachian Trail in Jefferson National Forest.

Jacob Sells
58 Saves

Hike Sentinel Point and Mill Creek Falls

Virginia / Mill Creek Trails

There are many trails in the area so here is a map to start out because it can get confusing:

Elyse Clark
55 Saves

Canoe or Kayak at Carvins Cove

Virginia / Carvins Cove

Part of the attraction to the Cove is that you can literally leave work at 5pm and be in the water paddling in plenty of time to catch the sunset.

Kenton Steryous
53 Saves

Photograph Sinking Creek Falls

Virginia / Sinking Creek Falls

Park at the Clover Hollow Covered Bridge, and walk or bike  1/3 mile along Clover Hollow Rd in the direction of Blue Grass Trail Rd or to the pin dropped in the location below.

Jacob Sells
50 Saves

Backpack around Lake Moomaw

Virginia / Lake Moomaw (Twin Ridge Dr.)

On your way to the trailhead don't forget to pull off the road at the scenic outlook to take in the vast expanse of Lake Moomaw (you won't miss it!).

Jess Fischer
50 Saves

Hang Out At Riverview Park

Virginia / Riverview Park

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.

Christin Healey
44 Saves

Hike Rhododendron Trail

Virginia / Grayson Highlands State Park Massies Gap Parking Area

In order to go when the Rhododendron are blooming you'll need to aim for the first three weeks of June.

Jess Fischer
42 Saves

Hike through Community Park and Natural Area

Virginia / Heritage Parking

This is an easy hike through nature with about 2 miles of grass paths and about 0.75 miles of paved paths. It is Blacksburgs biggest park at 169 acres with easy to find parking and picnic areas.

Adam Mustafa
41 Saves

Hike Molly's Knob

Virginia / Molly's Knob Trailhead

The parking lot is located on the east side of the lake, just before the group lodge on Lake Drive. The Molly’s Knob trail begins just uphill on the right and is marked by white blazes.

Sarah Giek
40 Saves

Hike to Little and Big Rocky Row

Virginia / James River Foot Bridge

Starting at the James River Footbridge, which is the longest foot traffic only bridge on the entire Appalachian Trail. Head north on the Appalachian Trail.  You will quickly cross over Rt. 501.

Elyse Clark
35 Saves

Hike the War Spur Loop

Virginia / War Spur Trailhead

This is an awesome hike to do with limited time. It only took about 2 hours total with time to chill at the overlook.

Jacob Sells
35 Saves

Climb Manchester Wall

Virginia / Manchester Wall Parking

To get here, set your GPS to the address pinned below and park on the side curb in the Suntrust Bank lot. From here, walk opposite your car and follow the trail over the high walk and railroad tracks.

Daniel Brittain
34 Saves

Walk around Beaver Lake, Pocahontas SP

Virginia / Beaver Lake Parking Area

The trail passes by an old furnace and then descends until you reach the lake. At the lake there is a nice pier to view the water and do some bird watching. Continue on the trail around the lake.

Sasan J
33 Saves

Backpack Rose River Loop

Virginia / Fisher's Gap Overlook Parking

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.

Matt Van Swol
33 Saves

Catch a Sunset at the Jordan Bridge

Virginia / South Norfolk Jordan Bridge

The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge spans the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River connecting Chesapeake and Portsmouth, Virginia.

Jim Novak
33 Saves

Hike and Fish Cabin Creek Trail

Virginia / Grayson Highlands State Park Massies Gap Parking Area

Starting at the Massie Gap Parking Area follow the paved road down towards the woods. You will see a gravel dirt path off the side of the road to your right that heads back towards the woods.

Jess Fischer
32 Saves

Fly Fish Goshen Pass

Virginia / Goshen Pass

The fly fishing on the Maury River is one of a kind through the Goshen Pass.

Kenton Steryous
31 Saves

Hike to Shamokin Falls

Virginia / Dripping Rock Parking Area

Starting from the Dripping Rock Parking area at MP 10 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, head north on the white blazed Appalachian Trail (trail leading into woods from parking lot- don't cross the road).

Jess Fischer
31 Saves

Canoe or Kayak the Upper James River

Virginia / Horseshoe Bend Boat Ramp

Put in at the Horseshoe Bend Boat Ramp near Buchanan, VA. The pin on the map will take you right there. Takeout will be at the boat ramp in downtown Buchanan, approximately 9 miles down river.

Kenton Steryous
29 Saves

Visit Bull Run Battlefield

Virginia / Manassas National Battlefield Park

Located about 40 minutes from D.C. just off I-66 in Manassas, VA.

Dave Cavanaugh
28 Saves

Hike to Twin Pinnacles

Virginia / Grayson Highlands State Park Visitors Center

Park at the Visitor Center; don't stress when you get to the parking lot and can't see it, it's up the hill. From the parking lot hike across the road and find the staircase.

Jess Fischer
25 Saves

Hike the Harkening Hill Loop

Virginia / Harkening Hill Trailhead

To get to the trailhead, pull into the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center off of the Blue Ridge Parkway and park there. Proceed to the outdoor amphitheater behind the center.

Zach Hoopes
24 Saves

Fly Fish the Tom's Creek-Poverty Creek Junction

Virginia / Poverty Creek Road

Head west on Glade Road from Blacksburg for 4.0 miles until it merges onto Mt. Zion Road. Continue on this for another 1.5 until you pass New Mt Zion Church on your right.

Jacob Sells
24 Saves

Bike Camp False Cape

Virginia / False Cape State Park

It's hard to beat an outdoor adventure that keeps you near the ocean's edge. For this destination, getting there is possibly the best part.

Grace Brookshire
16 Saves

Catch A Sunset At Kiptopeke State Park

Virginia / Kiptopeke Parking

This beautiful State Park on the Virginia Eastern Shore provides visitors with a very secluded beach even in the dead of summer.

Alex Anderson
15 Saves

Mountain Bike the Lakeview Trails in Pocahontas State Park

Virginia / Pocahontas State Park CCC Museum and Trailhead

Lakeview I, II, and III are rated intermediate single track mountain bike trails with continuous descents and climbs, great flow, tight turns, rooty sections, a few logs, and some rocky areas.

Barry Holloway
15 Saves

Visit Colonial Williamsburg

Virginia / Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center

Williamsburg, Virginia , founded in 1632, is one of the oldest cities in America.

Alex Anderson
15 Saves

Catch a Sunset at the Old Pungo Ferry Landing

Virginia / Old Pungo Ferry Landing

From the Virginia Beach ocean front, head South on VA-149/General Booth Blvd for 6 miles. Turn left onto Princess Anne Rd and head South for 10.5 miles. Turn right onto Old Pungo Ferry Rd.

Alex Anderson
14 Saves

Bike the New River Trail

Virginia / New River Trail

There are several locations to begin your trek on the New River Trail, but our favorite is the Draper Valley area. The pin on the map will take you right to the parking lot.

Kenton Steryous
14 Saves

Camp at Claytor Lake State Park

Virginia / Claytor Lake State Park

Claytor Lake is a very well maintained state park in Dublin, VA. There are four campgrounds available.

Kenton Steryous
13 Saves

Fish Sinking Creek at Clover Hollow Queens Truss Bridge

Virginia / Clover Hollow Covered Bridge

Park alongside of the road at the bridge where 2-3 cars can fit. From here you can fish in Sinking Creek with a great view of this historic landmark.

Jacob Sells
13 Saves

Mountain Bike the Box Turtle and Tall Oaks Trails

Virginia / Heritage Center Parking and Trailhead

Box Turtle (marked with a green circle) and Tall Oaks (marked with a blue square) are part of the Morgan Trail system which both start and end at the same location. The 2.

Barry Holloway
12 Saves

Hike to Wind Rock

Virginia / Wind Rock Trailhead

At the parking lot cross the gravel road to the trail head that starts at a map posted on the edge of the road.

Jacob Sells
12 Saves

Mountain Bike the Morel Ravine and Little West Virginia Trails

Virginia / Heritage Center Parking and Trailhead

Morel Ravine (marked with a red square) and Little West Virginia (marked with a black diamond and red square) are part of the Morgan Trail system which are both reached by riding the Tall Oaks (blue .

Barry Holloway
10 Saves

Camp at Sherando Lake

Virginia / Sherando Lake

Sherando Lake is a beautifully maintained dog/family friendly campground situated between two lakes.

Kelly Park
8 Saves

Mountain Bike at Carvins Cove

Virginia / Bennett Springs Parking Lot

Carvins Cove draws attention from all over the mountain biking community, and has so much to offer both the beginner and expert alike.

Kenton Steryous
7 Saves

Hike the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Loop

Virginia / Red Rock Wilderness Overlook

Red Rock Wilderness Overlook provides 60+ acres of trails to explore right in Leesburg, Virginia.

Jenn Gonzalez
2 Saves

Backpack Reeds Gap to Rockfish Gap

Virginia / Reeds Gap, Virginia

Note: We usually get a chance to take this trip in the summer, so please pay attention to the weather and pack accordingly.

Sam Darling
2 Saves

Hike the Preddy Creek Loop

Virginia / Preddy Creek Trail

My husband is a runner and I am not. I hate to run and the entire time I am running I am exhausting myself thinking how much I hate running. However, I love hiking.

Sam Darling
2 Saves

Hike the Lake Trail Loop at Hungry Mother SP

Virginia / Hungry Mother SP Parking Area (Lake Dr)

Hungry Mother State Park is located in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains in Southern Virginia.

Jenn Gonzalez
1 Saves

Hike Difficult Run in Great Falls

Virginia / Difficult Run

Difficult Run is a popular hiking location right down the street from Great Falls National Park. Starting at the Difficult Run parking lot you head to the trail at the far end of the lot.

Jenn Gonzalez
1 Saves