Explore the most popular fishing 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.

Great trails that gives you a workout

SPECTACULAR trail. Fun, challenging (but not too much) and good to warm you up in the winter. Beautiful views, good climbing, and so much fun. A must do!

Pretty easy hike. There's a couple steep hills, but nothing too strenuous. There's not much to see, so it drags a bit. Not sure if someone else covered this, but you take two other trails from the parking lot to get to the trail. It's a good trail if you're just trying to get some miles in.

13 days ago

It's got your ups, your downs, your turn arounds. Nice easy short walk in the woods. Bluff over lake is great.

Would love to go back during sunset or sunrise. Great views and quiet this time of year.

A really short hike with great views and a cool scramble.

13 days ago

Great easy trail. The path is easily identifiable with clear directional markers.

Not bad except for the highway being right next to you.

Great trail. Ascent up mountain is strenuous. But you can park at the top and still get the good views. At the bottom of the gorge there is a very cool boulder field.

Super great hidden hike. Trail is well maintained. When I went the only other people were two fisherman at the beginning.

Gorgeous view of the Shenandoah Valley!!! We did it carrying a 25lbs backpack on a 30 degree weather and made it all the way to the “v” point and had a little picnic right on the top with a 360 degree view. Ready for our next trail adventure!

loved it hiked the blue to the red and back tracked down the yellow ,we did it with my 9 month old ,very shaded peaceful hike

Across from a prison! Do not recommend for single women

Fantastic afternoon hike! Took our two boys and they really enjoyed it too, especially the Falls. Plenty of water rushing over the falls too, so it looked great!


As of 3/3/18 there was a mud slide near the viewing platform of the main falls. The trail has been washed away leaving a 40 foot drop mud slide ledge. If hiking from Hanging Rock viewing upper falls will be very difficult or very dangerous. If hiking from northern trail head you will not be able to make it to base of main falls without a very dangerous shimmy across a 40 foot drop or a strenuous re-route through loose leaf covered boulders and thick mountain laurel. Repair of this section will be very difficult to achieve also.

22 days ago

Beautiful views of the waterfall! Easy-going, low impact hike!

Hiked on 2/28/18. Lower trail is washed out right before the falls. I suggest taking it to that point for beautiful approaching views of the falls. You can turn around and meet back up with the upper trail in just .3 miles. Also at the first bridge the lower trail is to the right and upper is to the left. The upper trail is beautiful, a very gradual climb and you are by the water for much of the trail. Parking is $3 ( correct change).

done this hike. great view at Barneys Wall and the fire tower.

The trail does not connect the way it is shown on the map. It dead-ends resulting in 4 miles of backtracking.

Was a great hike ..

Favorite trail in the Hampton roads area so far, but still pretty new to the area. We saw about four juvenile eagles too.

I have hiked this many times! I highly recommend it and to get water hikers!

Scenic path around the lake. Heavily used, and you won’t get away from the road noise. However, if you’re looking for something quick, accessible and local to get outdoors for a bit, it’s a good walk.

good local hike. can tie this trail to others @ park Good overview of York River wetland areas.

This is a nice trail with a short scramble. The second time I did it, I hung out at the scramble did some bouldering. It is a very busy trail on nice days in the afternoon.

1 month ago

Fantastic hike. I went on 1/27/18. There were signs from the USFS indicating the lower Trail was washed out in one spot, so I took the upper trail. With no leaves on the trees, I could see the creek the whole way up the trail. Part of the falls were still frozen. Added on the extra miles to the Upper Falls and Barney’s Wall for an 8 mile trek. Well worth the extra miles! I was one of two cars in the parking lot at 9 am, and the parking lot was full when I got back down, so an early start makes for a quieter visit.

1 month ago

Loved the frozen falls after weeks of frigid temps. We went on New Year’s Day 2018.

mountain biking
1 month ago

I’ve only ever been mountain biking here, which was strenuous for the non-experienced person. But I could see how hiking/trail running would be an awesome time!

Easy. Fun. Can easily jump on other trails.

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