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1,336 mi 2,150 km of trail 22 Runs

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gem Favorite View north from summit of Cole Mountain on the Appalachian Trail, with summits as far away as Shenandoah National Park easily visible.

Cole Mountain Summit

(1) Buena V…, VA
gem Favorite Ice climbers at Crabtree Falls in January.

Upper Crabtree Falls

(12) Nellysford, VA

Runs in George Washington National Forest - 22

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Favorite Sarah crossing upper Campbell's Creek
Intermediate/Difficult

Three Ridges Loop Trail

13.4 mi 21.6 km • Loop • 3,565 ft Ascent 1086.57 m Ascent

(51) Nellysford, VA
Favorite Enjoy phenomenal views from Humpback Rocks.
Intermediate/Difficult

Humpback Rocks

1.8 mi 2.9 km • Out and Back • 817 ft Ascent 249.16 m Ascent

(37) Nellysford, VA
Favorite View of trail looking southwest
Difficult

Grindstone 100 Trail Race

103.7 mi 166.9 km • Loop • 21,872 ft Ascent 6666.61 m Ascent

(5) Staunton, VA
Favorite Enjoy a great view from Spy Rock.
Intermediate

Spy Rock Out-and-Back

3.1 mi 4.9 km • Out and Back • 1,094 ft Ascent 333.33 m Ascent

(1) Nellysford, VA
Favorite Overlooking New Market, Virginia.
Difficult

VHTRC Waterfall 50K

30.8 mi 49.6 km • Loop • 6,689 ft Ascent 2038.76 m Ascent

(1) New Market, VA
Favorite This rock overlook offers great views of the Tye River Valley to the southeast.
Intermediate/Difficult

Climbing the Priest

8.2 mi 13.1 km • Out and Back • 3,092 ft Ascent 942.4 m Ascent

(12) Nellysford, VA
Favorite Lake view from the dam
Difficult

Sherando Recreation Area Loop

3.6 mi 5.9 km • Loop • 981 ft Ascent 298.96 m Ascent

(3) Nellysford, VA
Favorite Enjoy a great view from Spy Rock.
Intermediate/Difficult

Spy Rock to Crabtree Falls Shuttle

8.0 mi 12.9 km • Point to Point • 1,507 ft Ascent 459.4 m Ascent

(4) Nellysford, VA

Trails in George Washington National Forest - 304

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27.1 mi 43.6 km #1Wild Oak National Recreation Trail (716)
Difficult
Bridgewater, VA
Difficult
27.1 mi 43.6 km Bridgewater, VA 11 
10.4 mi 16.7 km #2North Mountain Trail #443
Intermediate/Difficult
Verona, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
10.4 mi 16.7 km Verona, VA
7.4 mi 11.9 km #3Torry Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stuarts Draft, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
7.4 mi 11.9 km Stuarts Draft, VA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #4Tuscarora - Bear Wallow Trail #405.2
Difficult
Strasburg, VA
Difficult
4.4 mi 7.1 km Strasburg, VA
6.4 mi 10.4 km #5North Mountain Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Moorefield, WV
Easy/Intermediate
6.4 mi 10.4 km Moorefield, WV
2.2 mi 3.5 km #6Laurel Run Trail
Intermediate
Woodstock, VA
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Woodstock, VA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #7Stack Rock Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Basye, VA
Easy/Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km Basye, VA
4.6 mi 7.5 km #8Middle Mountain
Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate
4.6 mi 7.5 km Clifton Forge, VA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #9Tuscarora Overlook Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Easy/Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.7 km Clifton Forge, VA
3.5 mi 5.7 km #10Dowell's Draft Trail
Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.7 km Bridgewater, VA
10.6 mi 17.1 km #11Dry Run Trail #471
Intermediate/Difficult
Covington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
10.6 mi 17.1 km Covington, VA
5.0 mi 8.0 km #12Laurel Run Spur Trail #568A
Easy
Basye, VA
Easy
5.0 mi 8.0 km Basye, VA
2.8 mi 4.6 km #13Blue Suck Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.6 km Clifton Forge, VA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #14Festival Trail
Intermediate
Dayton, VA
Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Dayton, VA
4.3 mi 7.0 km #15Stony Run Trail
Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Intermediate
4.3 mi 7.0 km Clifton Forge, VA
3.7 mi 6.0 km #16Brushy Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Warm Springs, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Warm Springs, VA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #17Little Rocky Row Run Trail #512
Intermediate/Difficult
Glasgow, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Glasgow, VA
2.1 mi 3.3 km #18Tillman West Trail
Intermediate
Bridgewater, VA
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.3 km Bridgewater, VA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #19Tower Trail
Intermediate
Dayton, VA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Dayton, VA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #20Crabtree Falls Trail
Intermediate
Nellysford, VA
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Nellysford, VA 11 

Photos of George Washington National Forest - 127

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Sarah crossing upper Campbell's Creek
Jan 21, 2020 near Nellysford, VA
Soak up the fantastic views from Big Schloss.
Jul 6, 2017 near Moorefield, WV
The views keep getting better and better the higher you climb along the Three Ridges Trail.
Jan 24, 2017 near Nellysford, VA
Mountains
Nov 13, 2018 near Luray, VA
Ah... the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Sep 30, 2015 near Nellysford, VA
Cold Mountain in December.
Jan 24, 2016 near Buena V…, VA
The views from Rocky Row are why you make the climb.
Jan 21, 2017 near Glasgow, VA
View north from summit of Cole Mountain on the Appalachian Trail, with summits as far away as Shenandoah National Park easily visible.
Feb 20, 2020 near Buena V…, VA

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