Explore the most popular Camping trails in Virginia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I enjoyed Big schloss view .I think
That is wonderfull picture post card perfect.
I will comeback again
It was very good hiking with my friends

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
8 hours ago

With it being my first time hiking, I had a blast. I felt as though I was playing in an adult playground. ✌️

The hike itself is great and challenging when it came to the rocks, not difficult just made it more fun. At the end is great spot for camping with a fire pit and plenty of space for multiple tents. The views are plenty and absolutely breathtaking.

Simple easy good first day of spring hike. Easy

Nice moderate hike. Plenty of rocks and elevation changes. The view is well worth it

Beautiful scenery. It definitely is a moderate hike, mostly because of the rocky paths. I went up as I recovered from a bad ankle sprain and it got to be challenging but absolutely doable. We made it to about .3 miles from the top and it was because of my foot I couldn’t climb up the rocks, that last area could be considered almost bouldering. The scenery is magnificent. We ran into a couple ice patches, but nothing to be worries about. I think hiking poles are almost necessary because the incline can be rough.
At a slow pace because of my conditions, we got to do the hike back and forth (6.68miles total) in about 4.5 hours. Conditions at 45 degrees were amazing! Just pretty windy on the top as expected :)

such a great and fairly easy hike if you are used to some uneven terrain! I'm from PA aka Rocksylvania so the unevenness and rocks were no big deal! fantastic views but too many people. I would go again on a week day or when the weather is less than desirable but it was great overall!!!!

rocky
snow
17 hours ago

I think I experienced the best of both worlds during this hike! It started overcast and drizzled a little. Right as I made it to the top, the sun shined bright and there I saw a rainbow

hiking
scramble
19 hours ago

This is a must do hike! There is some bouldering involved at the top that makes it fun and keeps you on your toes.

on Spy Rock Trail

hiking
muddy
19 hours ago

Rough road in. Several turn-offs near the end that allowed for campsites.

Trail was easy to follow. To climb up the rock wall around the left side toward the front. It’s the easiest way up to the top

Worth the walk for the view.

Walk was 6 miles.

Last 2 miles were in the car. Averaged 30 min miles roughly.

This trail is best to be done with someone to share the experience with...someone who will keep you in the game because I had times were I wanted to quit but the views are absolutely gorgeous and I would recommend this trek to anybody who wants to and is prepared for anything.

this was a lot longer Trail than all trails indicated, at least 9.5 mi. great hike!

hiking
22 hours ago

I really enjoyed this trail. It was one of the more difficult trails that I’ve tried, which I really liked. I took my 7 year old son with me and he was raving about how much fun he had climbing on the rocks at the top.

Great trail. Amazing waterfalls.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

Great 360 view from the old fire tower located about 2.5mi down the ridge trail. Took us about 2.5h to the tower and back with 3 kids.

backpacking
muddy
scramble
snow
1 day ago

My first trail hiked. really icy when I went! great trail.

Fun trail, good views. If you are in the area looking for a hike you cannot go wrong with this trail.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Trail was amazing, rain into some mud as started to elevate. Definitely has a good bit of scramble, climbing up & down the boulders. Definitely pack a lunch & enjoy the views! Definitely a must do & redo!

hiking
1 day ago

Gorgeous day out, sunny and a light breeze made for stunning 360 views at the top. I saw a few other people near the peak, but the way down was empty. I hiked mid March and started around 10am. The way down is relatively flat and woodsy. Would be great for a dog that likes long walks. Not too difficult but a nice day hike, took me about 3 hours plus time to eat lunch at the top.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

This trail you will want to do over and over again, it’s nearly a perfect half day hike. The first half is steep and challenging but yields beautiful views, then the second half heading down is quite easy and turns into a wide flat walkway; letting you reflect on the hike and observe your surroundings with minimum concentration to footing.

always a great hike!

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

I have been to this trail 3 times in the since October of 2018. My husband took me to stay at the lodge for the apple festival and then we took our step kids 2 weeks later and then I brought my girlfriends a month after! Hands down, favorite trail in Virginia so far! It’s difficult(especially when going in dec/Jan and iced over

Fun trail good work out with beautiful views and cool cave!

hiking
scramble
4 days ago

Timber and I had a nice afternoon walk

Easy walk around the lake. Stopped by at beaver dam. Tiny buds starting to form on the trees.

hiking
5 days ago

Hiked 3-17-19. First time, still a beginner. The property and trail is beautiful. There are a few places that require rock hopping to get over the creek, which I'm terrible at, I discovered lol. A few places at the top are steep with some light scrambling required. A great workout, and the view at the top is worth it. Not a lot of viewing room at the actual falls. Had to wait my turn to climb the boulders for the full view. Not a complaint...just an FYI. Will definitely hike again, but will be sure to not go alone, and will work on my balance a little more for the next visit, maybe I'll stay dryer, ha! Awesome place!

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