Sand Cave and White Rocks Via Ewing Trail

HARD 12 reviews

Sand Cave and White Rocks Via Ewing Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ewing, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from March until December. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2611 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

cave

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

historic site

hiking
6 days ago

I absolutely loved this hike. It was perfect weather and beautiful day for views. The terrain is moderate and hard on the knees coming down.

17 days ago

We took our two year old in the carrier to just the White Rocks overlook and back. This was 6 miles roundtrip with 2k in elevation gain. Turn right at mile 2.5 under the hitching post, head up to the trail intersection at mile 3. There are several signs but none tell you to turn right for the overlook. The White Rocks camp area is straight at this intersection but you can't even really see a trail. Not much to look at one the way up but still really nice and peaceful. The view at the top is stellar. Trail well maintained. Moderate traffic, more than I expected. Lots of dogs (on leash) on the trail. No signs of bear but we saw snake, frog, salamander, snow caterpillar, and vultures at the viewpoint. Sand cave would've added 2.5 miles or so along the ridge from what I could tell.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike, the Sand Cave was amazing! Needs some work on trail signage. Well maintained trails.

hiking
2 months ago

My absolute favorite hike!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

An amazing place.

2 months ago

This is a great trail! Make sure to go by the white rocks while there and pack snacks and lots of water.

hiking
2 months ago

Very strenuous hike. Definitely not for a new hiker. There is a loop inside the bigger out and back trail. You are sharing most of this with horseback riders and ATVs. The trail is wide in almost all of it but it has a lot of rocky areas and overgrown roots. Give yourself plenty of time because this is an absolutely gorgeous hike. We did both Sand Cave and White Rocks in one trip but you could easily split them up.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Wednesday, May 27, 2015