White Oak Canyon Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Syria, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Front Royal, VA: Skyline Drive travels the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Mile markers are placed along the right-hand side of the road heading south. They are numbered from north to south beginning at the northern terminus in Front Royal, Virginia. Facilities, trails and park features use the mile markers as points of reference. Park in the Whiteoak Canyon parking area at mile 42.6. Trailhead is located in lot.
Very technical trail running! Descent is awesome!
Done this hike a few times. Great swimming hole. Tons of people though.
Love it, have returned multiple times
Favorite trail of all time!
I've done this one twice and both times it was amazing. All of the falls were very active and was well worth the climb. Does get a bit packed if you go later in the day so I advise hitting it early.
We hiked from the top ( skyline dr) down to the top of the first falls. (Huge). Very gradual grade, with several wading pools. Beautiful trail. About a 5 mile round trip doing it this way.