Best trails in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

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Looking for a great trail in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Virginia? AllTrails has 139 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 81 moderate trails in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests ranging from 0.7 to 18.4 miles and from 679 to 4,379 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Crabtree Falls Trail
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Note: Upcoming road maintenance projects will result in temporary road closures along short sections of the parkway. Please check the park page (https://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/crabtree-falls-tShow more
#2 - Humpback Rocks Recreation Area
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Humpback Rocks Recreation Area is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lyndhurst, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilShow more
#3 - Buzzard Rock
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
PLEASE NOTE: that parking space in the parking lot is very limited. It there’s no parking in the parking lot, we do not recommend parking in any of the unmarked dirt patches along the main road. They Show more
#4 - Three Ridges Trail
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 8 h
Situated in Central Virginia, just 30 miles southwest of Charlottesville, the hike has vista after vista along the Appalachian Trail, and many small waterfalls and pools on the Mau-Har Trail on CampbeShow more
#5 - Spy Rock Trail
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
The private property trail to Spy Rock from the state fish hatchery is closed (there are signs saying no public access to National Forest). Meadow Ln is not accessible to all types of vehicles all theShow more
#6 - Humpback Rocks Loop Via the Appalachian Trail
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
Humpback Rocks Loop Via the Appalachian Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nellysford, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail oShow more
#7 - Cole Mountain via Appalachian Trail
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
Cole Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Vesuvius, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#8 - Signal Knob Loop Trail
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 4 h 56 m
Signal Knob Loop Trail is a 9.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fort Valley, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#9 - Kennedy Peak Loop
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
This hike to Kennedy Peak includes an old fire tower that provides a 360 view of the entire area. Follow the orange Massanutten blaze across the parking lot. The trail is mostly level with a steady mShow more
#10 - White Rock Falls Loop
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
Note: Users have reported that cell service is poor in the area. We recommend you download offline maps prior to arriving at the trailhead to avoid getting lost. Starting at BRP MP 18.5 Parking. ProShow more
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