Devils Den Nature Preserve Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Devils Den Nature Preserve Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cana, Virginia that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.9 miles
321 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running







Gentle slop down hill to the "cave" area.

rock climbing
7 days ago

Not only is it dog friendly, but you may end p with a neighbor's dog tagging along! That's exactly what happened to us and he was a gem of a guide and companion. The trail is marked when you start walking up the hill but the map at the kiosk doesn't make much sense. The longer trail that you get to if you walk to the overlooks first then go down is pretty steep, and very poison ivy lined, in the path some, and longer. If you want the shorter, easier hike to save your energy for rock scrambling, walk along the cemetery when you go and go in and out that way. The ivy isn't as bad that direction, either. The rocks and nooks are crannies are amazing to climb in and around but there's TONS of poison ivy everywhere, except down in the more cave like parts so wear long pants and socks and such if you plan to scramble. It's really beautiful.

4 months ago

The trail down to the den is not far. It's also not an easy trail, going down or coming back up. It is well marked so that you are able to find the den. The den itself is really cool. There are several benches along the trail so you can sit down and take a break, along with beautiful views.

28 days ago

Saturday, August 05, 2017