Trails

Hiking Cedar Run and Whiteoak Canyon

August 13, 2008
Hiking Cedar Run and Whiteoak Canyon

A circuit hike down the Cedar Run Trail and back up through Whiteoak Canyon is an excellent and challenging hike in Shenandoah National Park. There are numerous waterfalls along the route and hikers can enjoy the numerous swimming holes in the summer, if they don’t mind cold mountain water. Opposite the Hawksbill Gap Parking area,…

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Large-flowered Trillium in Linden

May 24, 2008
Large-flowered Trillium in Linden

The Appalachian Trail cuts right through Linden, thus providing an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy hiking. The two-mile section just south of Linden, between Route 55 and Route 638 is a good one anytime as the trail passes through some pretty meadows as well as mountainous woodlands. Another option is to hike the trails…

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Hiking Old Rag Mountain

April 24, 2008
Hiking Old Rag Mountain

Old Rag Mountain, in Virginia‚Äôs Shenandoah National Park, is one of the most spectacular hikes in the United States. Popular for its challenging rock scramble up to the 3200 foot summit on the Ridge Trail, thousands of people every year enjoy both the journey and the views. From the lower Old Rag Parking Area (fee…

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Blue Bells and More along the Bull Run–Occoquan Trail

March 30, 2008
Blue Bells and More along the Bull Run–Occoquan Trail

On the Fairfax County, Virginia side of Bull Run, several parks and an 18 mile trail provide an environment for outstanding hiking, horseback riding, and trail running. Every April, the northern section of the trail gives visitors an unforgettable display of Virginia bluebells. About the Trail Just 25 miles west of Washington, DC, the Bull…

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