St. Mary's Wilderness Loop Trail is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Montebello, VA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
We tried this hike for the first time, going backwards from the typical route. We made this a 3 day/2-night trip, which spanned a weekend with evening thunderstorms and then snow on day 3. There are a few spots with large campsites, and ample creek crossings. My least favorite part was walking the fire roads, as it is not very exciting, but otherwise a great hike. Just to add, for those that like off-roaring or mtn biking, there are nice views and camp sites along the fire road. We opted to bypass the trip to the falls, but will definitely go back sometime.