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Janelle Hoelscher reviewed Old Rag Mountain Loop
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HikingRockyScramble

So much fun!! I plan on coming back. Always ppl on the trail with you and it often got blocked up on the more difficult parts. I found the climbing was easy but I noticed shorter people struggled a little more. Having a partner can really help with the climbing.

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HikingGreat!

hit this one on a misting and foggy day, couldn't see a dang thing at the top but it was still worth it, since it was a short hike. it was actually kinda nice at the top. probably even better on a clear day

mercedez maddalena reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail
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Beautiful hike but slow going. It was extremely crowded this weekend so go early but it is very slick with all the rain. Take your time if you do go but I'd hold off for a dryer day this week. It is steep coming back up but I found up to be easier going than down due to the slick rocks.

Lisa Ghidotti reviewed Old Rag Mountain Loop
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I hiked this a few weeks ago...the views were magnificent but the trail was super crowded with people forming lines on some of the key scrambles. Those rock scrambles were hard core and All Trails rated this as hard and it was definitely one of my hardest hikes to date due to the rock scrambling. Get to the parking lot by 7:30 a.m. on weekends during the summer!

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HikingGreat!

Parked at the little stony man parking lot. After the first 0.3 miles or so, we turned left (clockwise) on the white trail (Appalachian trail). The lookouts were wonderful on a clear day. Keep in mind that pets are not allowed on the trail spur leading to the stony man point lookout. We continued on the white and blue trail past this junction and turned right on the yellow trail to complete the loop. Moderately busy on a Sunday afternoon with most people without masks but practicing social distancing.

Saliha Kabaca reviewed Limberlost Trail
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Alexander Linkem reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail
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Crowded, wear a masks

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Jeff Manaois reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail
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Sean Carmienke reviewed Stony Man via Appalachian Trail
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Noam Sasson reviewed Stony Man via Appalachian Trail
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Will Kester reviewed Stony Man via Appalachian Trail
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Amazing views

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HikingGreat!

Great trail but the route we took was not exactly the same. This is what we recommend. Start at conference center parking lot and do not take nature trail. Jump on AT at far end of parking lot and go left. Just before you get to street there is a trail marker and you should take a right there. Follow that around until you get back to AT and make a right onto trail. Follow AT until the Stony Mountain short loop hike and make right following blue markers. When done with overlook, take the yellow trail which will meander into the AT and hang a right. Parking lot is about 200 yards on your left.

Grace Gretz reviewed Old Rag Mountain Loop
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Cameron Khan reviewed Shenandoah National Park Loop
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I mean, how could you go wrong with a trip like this? Cedar Run, Hawksbill, and Old Rag all in one trip? Sign me the heck up! I split this up over two days and it was honestly pretty taxing, so it might be better to make it a 3 day if you don't like long days. I hiked this 8/1-8/2/2020, which you may notice is a Saturday-Sunday. Bad idea! Cedar Run and Hawksbill both seemed more like Disneyland than national parks with the amount of day hikers, so be warned. This route goes through the most popular (i.e. best) areas of the park, so a weekday trip would be preferable if possible. Day 1: 14.1 miles, White Oak Canyon trailhead to campsite near Hughes River on Nicholson Hollow Trail (38.60203, -78.34835). Hike up Cedar Run with a heavy pack was quite taxing, and without much respite until the summit of Hawksbill. After that, though, the AT section is pretty smooth sailing, just a rather long 10 miles or so. Take note that the AT is detoured through Skyland Resort for about a mile. Little Stony Man was definitely an unexpected gem, waiting right on the trail. There is no from roughly half a mile before the end of Cedar Run until Skyland. I filled 2 liters but you could probably squeeze by with 1. Day 2: 13.6 miles, Hughes River campsite to White Oak Canyon trailhead. I started hiking at 6:15am so I could do Old Rag without a massive horde of college students. The initial climb up Indian Run trail was honestly tough, but maybe that was just because I was stiff. Corbin Hollow trail to Old Rag trailhead was uneventful. Old Rag itself was, well, by far the hardest part of this trip. Already tuckered out from 20 miles previously, the switchbacks definitely took a toll. And the rock scrambles were very technically difficult with a pack on. On a few occasions I had to take it off and pass it through the crevasses or hand it to the kind people in front of me in order to get through. All things told it took about an hour, all for the summit to be too windy for me to eat lunch! After veering off from the Saddle Trail down, it's all fire roads, plus a mile on a paved road back to White Oak Canyon trailhead. If you're considering doing this trip, by far the most limiting consideration will be Old Rag. If you've never done it before, it may be worth checking out on a day hike to gauge whether you think you'll be able to do it with a pack on. If not, the route can be easily changed by continuing on Old Rag Fire Road and going up the Saddle Trail, which has no rock scrambles, to the summit

Chris Denby reviewed Limberlost Trail
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HikingGreat!

Very easy loop trail, handicap or child in stroller accessible. Nice walk thru the woods, where the old hemlocks used to stand. Saw 3 whitetail deer one actually on trail 2 others right off to the side, nice trail to do after doing some harder trails

Ryan Heemann reviewed Stony Man via Appalachian Trail
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Hiking

Very manageable distance and elevation gain, with a great view of the valley!

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HikingRocky

The incline is not easy for those used to flat trails! But it’s short with great views so perfect for killing time before bathroom or lunch at the gift shop across the street.

Ted & Erin Starck reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail
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Hiking

Lots and lots of people.

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Cait K reviewed Old Rag Mountain Loop
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Matthew R Boyd reviewed Bearfence Mountain Trail
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Absolutely beautiful view of the valley!

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Easy trip - good footing, great payoff!

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Rashad Usmani reviewed Old Rag Mountain Loop
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Hiking

Great trail. So much fun!

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HikingMuddyRocky

Three tips for this one: go early, go on a weekday, go when it’s wet! Otherwise, you’ll have more people and less spectacular waterfalls. The two slogs uphill can both be done at a decent pace and all three main waterfalls offer something different. A little bit of improvising is required along Skyline Dr between Big Meadows and Lewis Falls trailhead as the marked trail isn’t really there!

Keri H. reviewed Limberlost Trail
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Hiking

Beautiful peaceful trail away from the crowds. Flat, lots of benches to enjoy the birds and wildflowers. Fairy-like woods setting, and because it’s a loop you’re even more less likely to run into others.

Keri H. reviewed Dark Hollow Falls Trail
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Too crowded. Went on an early Tuesday morning. Wear a mask please. Not for dogs or strollers. Hardly any room to view the falls or enjoy them with people taking selfies unfortunately. Would recommend many other parts of the park before this one- especially during a pandemic. Tons of people out of state here without masks. Those that did wear one- solidarity and thanks!

Traci Davis reviewed Old Rag Mountain Loop
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Rock climbingRockyScramble

Great and very challenging hike. The rock scramble wasn’t described enough in all the reviews.It was rock climbing and lots of scrambling maybe close to 2 hours worth, not for anyone with compromised physical difficulties. The view is worth all the effort. We hope to do again but will bring more water for sure.

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