Best trails in Virginia

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Trying to find the best Virginia trails? AllTrails has 1,550 great hiking trails, 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 Forest Hill Park near Richmond or Mount Pleasant Special Management Area near Amherst. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 739 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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#1 - Billy Goat and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail Loop
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
Note: As of April 2019, Towpath is closed due to construction, please use the marked towpath detour at Great Falls upstream of Lock 20 One of the best hikes in the Washington DC area and a short drivShow more
#2 - 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
#3 - Crabtree Falls Trail
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
Please note that all facilities and camping are closed due to COVID, however, the trail is open for hikers. Visitors are not allowed to drive or park in the area due to COVID-19 concerns. Hikers must Show more
#4 - 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
#5 - River, Ridge, CCT and Swamp Trail
Great Falls Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
NOTE: As of April 2020, parking lot to the trailhead is closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Please check the park website for more information. Note: Users have reported that there are several closuresShow more
#6 - Cascades Falls Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
The Cascades National Recreation Trail is a highly scenic, easy to moderate 4 or 5 mile out and back round-trip trail features a shaded mountain creek to a 66-foot waterfall within Jefferson National Show more
#7 - Humpback Rocks Recreation Area
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Humpback Rocks Recreation Area is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lyndhurst, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilShow more
#8 - Devil's Marbleyard Via Belfast Trail
Jefferson National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Devil's Marbleyard Via Belfast Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Natural Bridge Station, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. TShow more
#9 - Wilburn Ridge via Appalachian Trail
Grayson Highlands State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Wilburn Ridge via Appalachian Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mouth of Wilson, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail ofShow more
#10 - Buzzard Rock
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
Nice panoramic view. Hiking boots or shoes with ankle support recommended as the second half of the trail is rocky. Get there early as possible. Parking space is limited. Don't park on the side of tShow more
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