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Lower White Oak Falls via Whiteoak Canyon Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

Lower White Oak Falls via Whiteoak Canyon Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Syria, Virginia that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 406 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

hiking
2 days ago

Did this hike yesterday with the husband and Doggo. Dog is 7 months old and was able to do just the 3 mile in and back with breaks for swimming. Was very busy for a Monday, with a lot of kids and teenagers on the trail, so it wasn't quiet, but for summer in mid-July that is to be expected. Made for more of a community feel, and folks were friendly and Doggo got lots of pets. Loved the hike, and look forward to going back when it's a little quieter.

hiking
8 days ago

Do the loop by cutting across on the fire road, then down Cedar Run. Clockwise gets less miles up than down. On top we saw a bear one time and deer the next. Plenty of falls and swimming holes and one rock slide 1/2 way on Cedar. Takes 6 hours if you take in the sites along with removing shoes for swimming.

3 months ago

Good day hike with kids Beautiful views

hiking
7 months ago

good hike and sweet views of waterfalls, but not great distant scenic type views..also very busy. but you can swim in the waterfalls and jump off a few rocks into the water. I recommend it once but I wouldn't come back without doing the cedar run loop too

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail that follows a winding river filled with several waterfalls and water holes. Great on a hot sunny day the trail is well groomed and parking is easy.

hiking
11 months ago

Took my 8 and 10 year old daughters up for a swim. The trailhead was packed and luckily we grabbed a spot without having to pay the neighbors. Easy hike up to the lower falls and swimming holes. The girls enjoyed playing in the water. Of course it was beautiful day and the area was crowded. We saw a Timber Rattler along the way and waited as it crossed the trail. If you are looking for solitude definitely not your trail. If you are looking for an easy trip and swimming definitely worth a trip just come early.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Excellent trail! Note that the hike to/from the waterfall that equals a little less than 4 miles is very appropriate for most ages. Completing the loop entirely proved to be difficult for my 7 and 9 yr old. Their favorite part, of course, was the waterfall. For adults, the entire loop is highly recommended and a fantastic workout. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Love swimming in the waterfall.

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