White Oak Canyon Trail

HARD 148 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2591 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

hiking
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hiking
13 days ago

Awesome waterfalls. The trail is well kept but really rocky so wear good hiking shoes. I walked the entire hike from the bottom to the top and back down. Three bottles of water were not enough. This is not a hike to go on without a back pack full of much needed odds and ends. It is quicker to go from the bottom up to the falls as it is a shorter distance to accomplish. The waterfalls are beautiful! Taking breaks helps as the incline past the lower falls is steep. I can say now I made the round trip :)

hiking
23 days ago

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hiking
27 days ago

Only did the first part of the trail, but it was a great hike! We saw a black bear at the end of the trail!

27 days ago

The start is easy but as you approach the lower waterfalls be ready to earn those calories burned. Great day hike. Would diff do it again. Spotted a copperhead on the trail. And on the way out saw a black bear and her cubs. Awesome end to a great day...

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

Gorgeous trail! Love the "waterslide" rock at the top

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

We loved it, went in the winter, the ice was awesome and the main water gal is well worth the effort

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

FYI not 10 miles if you're only doing white oak canyon falls 9 miles if you do the loop that includes cedar run falls trail.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I really like this trail, it's nice and from my experience not overly crowded

2 months ago

3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Nice