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Best trails in Virginia

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Trying to find the best Virginia trails? AllTrails has 1,576 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Shenandoah National Park or around Virginia Beach, Syria or Luray we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Virginia state park trails, check out Grayson Highlands State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Turkey Run Park near Mc Lean or Lake Accotink Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 747 easy trails in Virginia ranging from 0.6 to 50.9 miles and from 0 to 5,091 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Virginia
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#1 - Old Rag Mountain Loop
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 5 h 5 m
NOTE: Entrance fees will be collected at the boundary trailheads, unless you have a current pass, and parking will be limited to available parking spots in designated parking areas only. Vehicles parkShow more
#2 - McAfee Knob via Appalachian Trail
Catawba, Virginia
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
This is a slow and steady climb to the most photographed spot on the Appalachian Trail. Base elevation is the elevation given at the parking area, 2,000'. The peak at McAfee Knob is 3,171', giving it Show more
#3 - White Oak Canyon and Cedar Run Trails Loop
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 14 m
The 1st section of the trail takes you to the right along about 30 big and small waterfalls! This is the strenuous section of the trip. There is a great rock wall for climbers on this section approximShow more
#4 - Raven Rocks via Appalachian Trail
Bluemont, Virginia
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
This is a moderate to hard 4-view trail with the final view point being the most magnificent. This out-and-back hike -- which some locals call "the roller-coaster" -- winds up and down several ridges,Show more
#5 - Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 57 m
Dark Hollow Falls is one of the closest scenic falls to the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This is a fairly easy walk down, but the trek back up on the way out may be slightly challenging.Show more
#6 - Hawksbill Gap Loop via Appalachian Trail
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
This is a short and steep hike with outstanding views at the top. Parking can be a challenge, so it is advisable to get there early.Show more
#7 - Rose River Trail
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
Rose River Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Syria, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and naturShow more
#8 - Crabtree Falls Trail
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Note: Upcoming road maintenance projects will result in temporary road closures along short sections of the parkway. Please check the park page (https://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/crabtree-falls-tShow more
#9 - Sharp Top Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Please note that the bathroom, store, and visitor center is currently closed due to COVID 19.Show more
#10 - Bearfence Mountain Trail
Shenandoah National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 34 m
After parking in the Bearfence Mountain parking lot, cross Skyline Drive and follow the blue blazes of the Bearfence Trail. The Bearfence Trail leads up a steep slope that eventually turns into a sShow more
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