Explore the most popular cave 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.

18 days ago

Great hike. Waterfalls are nice but on the smaller side. Went there in the winter when falls were completely frozen which I highly recommend going to see.

Steep hike the first 1.5 miles. After that it's smooth sailing and very nice. Beautiful caves and water fall

The Channels are amazing! We went on a cold rainy day, but it was totally worth it.

Good workout, started in the afternoon. Parking was a problem. Go early.
The channels was great. A good view is to be had Northeast of the Fire Tower.

Little more difficult then expected but I was wearing a weighted vest and going late in the day. The inclines are mostly all at the beginning and then they level off and make for a really enjoyable hike. The trail is thin on certain point so if you like hiking side by side with someone you may want another hike.

Hiked this in 2015 . Amazing views and the sand cave is awesome. Great park and people.

Great trail. Major elevation gains in the end. The views from White Rocks are amazing and the Sand Cave is awesome. Definitely worth the leg burner hike!

2 months ago

Awesome way to get to Hensley Settlement and Sand Cave. Good trail head parking and plenty of space. Beautiful hike up with great views but WOW better save this one for Leg day! It is a smoker the last bit. But worth every step.

If you are looking for a flat surface to walk, run, bike, or ride a horse on, this is a nice trail. It’s about 4.5 miles round trip from the parking area to the restroom. Points of interest include the New River, and an old railroad tunnel and trestle.

trail running
3 months ago

Just getting in to trail running. Short loop is good to start with for me.

excellent hike. Done in Dec. the weather was perfect. the channel rock formation is something that you need to see. pictures cannot give justice to the place.

one of my favorite trails I have ever hiked sand cave and white rocks offer wonderful views.

This was a fantastic hike. Long and difficult, I really enjoyed it. The only drawback was the amount of clouds kept me from seeing a good distance when I got to White Rock. All in all the hiking experience was fantastic though.

This was a difficult and entertaining hike. But I was bummed out to find that the cave and waterfall that are advertised are not on this hike. That is the Sand Cave and White Rock Trail.

It was so much fun!

we were disappointed that the description I'd vague. more hills than thought.

Great trail! The waypoints along the way are really nice to read and find out more about the history of the area.

Great geological feature rewards you at the end of this trail. Well marked, well maintained trail. The top of the trail in May when the Rhododendrons are in full bloom would be worth seeing.

Beautiful views and perfect for longer flat runs. You have to share the trail with horse riders and bikes but it's not a big deal . Well maintained

Great hike with very worthwhile destination point. The Channels are well worth the hike.

on Luray Caverns

4 months ago

Nice cave October 2017

Sand cave is one of the most interesting features on any of the hikes we have done! Took about 5 hours but we took our time and spent an hour at the cave watching kids sled down. This is a moderate hike with a couple steep sections.

This is a great biking/walking jogging trial. Take a trolly to the top of the mountain and ejoy the views as you cruise 17 miles downhill. Great stopping point at the middle grab a bite to eat and a break then back to finish the other half light incline but nothing too bad. The trail is mainly gravel or pressed dirt can be dusty and a bit rocky at times but a great ride.

Hensley settlement is pretty neat to see, there are probably easier ways to get there though. This trail is very steep. My ears popped twice on the way up!

5 months ago

Wonderful sight to see. Nature is amazing.

Moderately difficult but very dense and natural forest area and the views are really great on a sunny clear day ....3 or 4 hours up and back if ya take yer time .....

Awesome hike! Fabulous views at the top. The channels are so cool both literally and figuratively! Two bear cubs were spotted today. As far as we know the mother hear kept a low profile.

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