Hike to White Rocks

Rate this Adventure Virginia Thomas Walker Civic Park

Added by Emily Westergard

The summit of this 6-mile hike offers 360 degree views into KY, TN, and VA. Hit the trail in the fall for amazing fall colors.

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. The ascent is approximately 1500 ft up the side of the majestic White Rock Ridge. Mud, loose rocks, and some very steep climbs are included.

Once at the top, left takes you to the magnificent Sand Caves after approx. a 1 mi hike with a steep descent. Right will get you onto White Rocks Trail. A 0.5 mi hike will get you to your destination and some killer views. On a clear day, you can see Great Smoky National Park in the distance.

After heavy rains, the trail can be very muddy in spots where streams wash over. There are also several stretches that have loose rock; hiking shoes or boots are recommended. Be sure to watch for wildlife, as the area is home to several varieties of snake and black bear.

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera!
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Activities:

Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

6 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1500 Feet

Features:

Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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