White Oak Canyon Trail

HARD 47 reviews
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White Oak Canyon Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Syria, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.0 miles 2591 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

horseback riding

beach

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

trail running
7 days ago

Very technical trail running! Descent is awesome!

hiking
20 days ago

Done this hike a few times. Great swimming hole. Tons of people though.

Love it, have returned multiple times

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hiking
2 months ago

I've done this one twice and both times it was amazing. All of the falls were very active and was well worth the climb. Does get a bit packed if you go later in the day so I advise hitting it early.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

One of our favorites did it twice this summer

4 months ago

4 months ago

the rock water slide at the top is the coolest thing I've ever seen in nature. go all the way to the top , it's so worth it. and make sure you wear a swimming suit for the water slide

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, beautiful scenery including several impressive water falls, stream crossings and overlooks. I did this as a ~20 mile backpack and continued on to Indian Run Trail, Nicholson hollow, and returned to the Whiteoak Canyon parking area on the fire road, but the hike featured here is straight up Whiteoak Canyon and back. It's very steep and challenging, especially with a backpack - lots of switch backs and very rocky. This hike goes ~2.3 (~1,600 ft elev gain) miles to Upper Whiteoak falls and then back down to the parking area. It's challenging because of the relentless elevation gain, but I did it with my wife on her first backpacking trip and she did fine.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Great trail. It's harder then it looks but beautiful scenery all around!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail of waterfalls and swimming holes.

hiking
5 months ago