White Rock Gap Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lyndhurst, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.1 miElevation gain695 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Maite Brandt-Pearce
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odina Sershon
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Jason Overstreet
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Caleb Young
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Not a very impressive trail. It is very steep and rocky. You do get a little bit of a view once you reach the top. However it was very underwhelming because of the hike you had to take.

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Nancy Middleton
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Great hike - our family went on July 3, afraid we would find it very busy, but we arrived at the trailhead at 9am and only passed 2 other hikers before the falls. We had the lower falls all to ourselves to explore and cool down and then started passing more folks as the morning went on. After reading the reviews, we went clockwise, which was a great choice. But we are 3 adults - I wouldn’t do it that way if I had young kids.

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Danny Magliobe
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Did this trail today, it is clearly marked I would say the trail is moderately easy with a big ascent but till you get to it, 1.25 miles out, once you hit that I would say it goes into the moderately hard. Lol When going up make sure to hang a right at the faded yellow circle and go down to the falls. We missed it the first time but went back up to see and enjoy the falls, well worth the second ascent. Worked some sweat up and make you enjoy the cold water on your feet or paws. Really enjoyed this trail, WELL MARKED

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Leanna S
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I would do this trail clockwise. I completed it counterclockwise simply because I saw some folks starting the other way. Keep your head up, as the signs don't stand out, I ended up doubling back at two points because I missed the turns. a lot of rocks, but I think it would've been better going the other direction. A lot of people at the waterfall. Only a few views, but a good place to get some miles in.

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Joe Moser
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Don’t go out of your way for this hike. It’s not very interesting and there’s really no payoff. I’m sure there are better hikes in the area.

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Bush Bell
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I combined White Rock Gap Trail with the Slacks Trail, the Tory Ridge Trail and Blue Loop trail for a nice loop. White rock gap was a nice general rise following the black creek for most of the two or so miles. Trail nicely place halfway between the Creek in the ridge, made for a nice views looking down on the creek. The slacks trail provide a nice cut over to Tory. A few rocky spots. Torrey Ridge provided a nice 2 1/2 mile ridge hike looking down on the valley on each side. Dropping down off the ridge on the blue loop trail was relatively steep and rocky for much of the way.

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Scott Minter
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Trail was iced over from a recent storm. Couldn’t get far before having a hard time finding the trail. But beautiful country around.

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Becka Richman
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Pretty trail along river, no vistas or big features but nice view. Not too many people.

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Rebecca Cooke
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Water was a little low at the Falls. But was a lovely hike. It’s the longest I’ve taken my 2 boys on, and they had a blast!

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Merry Barnett
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Trail was nice and shady the whole way up to the top. Not incredibly scenic, but you do follow the creek for a decent portion which was nice.

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Vanessa Dupree
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I hiked this trail in conjunction with the Slacks trail connecting to Torry Ridge trail, and Sherando Lake trail to equal about 10.5 miles. My family started in Sherando Lake and hiked up to Torry Ridge over to Slacks, & then White Rock. There were multiple streams that you will cross and I had to take my shoes off for 2. My husband had waterproof boots and he was fine. The rushing water was beautiful and cold on May 30th, when we hiked.

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Wade Crosby
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Hiked the trail from Sherando Lake Campground. It was not too steep and the trail well worn and easy to follow. There was at least one very small stream to cross and I thought it was a beautiful trail. Here were no overlooks or waterfalls to see, but the wooded areas are nice.

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Nathan Webb
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When you park in the parking lot and mile marker 19.9, DO NOT GO ON THE TRAIL NEXT TO THE PARKING LOT, GO ACROSS THE ROAD AND INTO THE TRAIL. If you go to the trail across the road, the trail will be 3+ miles shorter. Also, when you go down the trail that's across the street, when you see two yellow paint strokes, go that way because that's where the waterfall is. Great trail just wish I new where to go. The waterfall is great and the water around it isn't deep (2-3 feet maybe). I highly recommend bringing water shoes so if you walk on the rocks to get to the waterfall and you slip it won't be an issue. It's better to get close to it!

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Elena Tate
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Heads up. This trail is at least a mile and a half longer each way than what the forest service trail guide says. That said, I really loved this trail. It is my kind of trail.

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Alan Bourne
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From the Upper Sherando Lake beginning this trail makes a gentle climb all the way up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and a gentle descent all the way back. The Forest Service brochure makes it sound like you are walking along the creek all the way. I guess you could argue that the trail does follow along the creek, but you will not actually see much of it. The forest is beautiful and the trail is nice.

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Calvin Conner
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Leah Bohrer
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Jerry Zepp
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Mike Shrum
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Joshua Dillon
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Emi Ly
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Lauren Giovanni
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Tiffany Cash
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Michael McNea
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Pepper Ernest
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Polly Pan
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