Hike to the Sand Caves

Ewing, Virginia

4.8/5
based on 8 reviews

Details

Distance

8 miles

Elevation Gain

2000 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Emily Westergard

This is a great spot to have lunch while out hiking the Ridge Trail. Some highlights include: waterfall, cave, luscious sand, rhododendrons.

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 will reach the bottom where you may or may not find the Sand Cave Waterfall and stream. Check it out in the winter for some amazing icicles! The Sand Cave itself extends back about 100 ft with beautiful, fine, white sand. Be cautious as there are bears in the area.

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Features

Chillin
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

Reviews

Although the hike is very steep it is a place to go! The size of the cave is amazing and is a lot of fun for kids to play in.

The hike can be a bit rough but seeing the sand caves are worth every bit of the elevation change.

Beautiful hike and the caves are awesome.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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