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Gems in Central District - 11

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gem Favorite Old Rag Mountain Summit

Old Rag Summit

(83) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Night shot of Dark Hollow Falls

Dark Hollow Falls

(54) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite The second of 6 waterfalls in Whiteoak Canyon (the 1st being the very upper falls).

White Oak Canyon Swimming Hole

(41) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite It's almost unfair to not have to work for this view from Stony Man Summit in Shenandoah National Park.

Stony Man Summit

(42) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Sunset view from atop Bearfence.

Bearfence Mountain

(32) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite View from Hawksbill Peak

Hawksbill Mountain Summit

(35) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Sunrise view from atop Mary's Rock

Mary's Rock Viewpoint

(31) Luray, VA
gem Favorite Upper Rose River Falls.

Rose River Falls

(25) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Remnant of an old building at Rapidan Camp. with permission from rootboy

Rapidan Camp

(13) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite A whitetail deer grazing in Big Meadows at sunrise.

Big Meadows

(14) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite The Passamaquoddy Trail leaves right from the Skyland Resort backyard.

Skyland Resort

(12) Stanley, VA

Recommended Routes in Central District - 19

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Favorite Colorful of fall foliage is the awesome feeling and smell
Difficult Difficult

Old Rag Loop

8.9 mi 14.3 km 2,362' Up 719.92 m Up 2,359' Down 718.89 m Down

Stanley, VA
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Favorite The second of 6 waterfalls in Whiteoak Canyon (the 1st being the very upper falls).
Difficult Difficult

Whiteoak Canyon to Cedar Run Loop

8.2 mi 13.1 km 2,255' Up 687.39 m Up 2,255' Down 687.38 m Down

Stanley, VA
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Favorite One of the many cascading falls as you descend Rose River Loop
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Rose River Loop

3.8 mi 6.1 km 796' Up 242.59 m Up 797' Down 242.97 m Down

Stanley, VA
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Favorite View from Hawksbill Peak
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Hawksbill Mountain Loop

2.6 mi 4.2 km 600' Up 183 m Up 644' Down 196.36 m Down

Stanley, VA
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Favorite Night shot of Dark Hollow Falls
Intermediate Intermediate

Dark Hollow Falls

1.7 mi 2.7 km 495' Up 150.91 m Up 495' Down 151.02 m Down

Stanley, VA
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Favorite Sunset view from atop Bearfence.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Bearfence Loop Trail

1.1 mi 1.8 km 232' Up 70.77 m Up 232' Down 70.65 m Down

Stanley, VA
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Favorite View from Hawksbill Peak
Intermediate Intermediate

Upper Hawksbill Ascent

2.2 mi 3.5 km 412' Up 125.5 m Up 411' Down 125.2 m Down

Stanley, VA
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Favorite Autumn view from the cliff near Crescent Rock Overlook.
Difficult Difficult

Whiteoak Canyon - Hawksbill Summit Loop

13.6 mi 21.8 km 3,652' Up 1113.19 m Up 3,649' Down 1112.08 m Down

Stanley, VA
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Favorite Looking back across the bridge connecting Whiteoak Canyon trail to the fire road.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Whiteoak Canyon to Upper Falls

4.7 mi 7.5 km 941' Up 286.93 m Up 942' Down 287.04 m Down

Stanley, VA
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Central District Running

  • 196 Miles 316 Kilometers of Trail
  • 19 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Gems Gems
  • 42 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 83 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 57 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central District - 163

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0.5 mi 0.8 km #1Stony Man Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Stanley, VA 33 
5.0 mi 8.0 km #2Whiteoak Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA 27 
3.7 mi 5.9 km #3Ridge Trail
Difficult Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult Difficult
Stanley, VA 16 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #4Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Stanley, VA 18 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #5Robertson Mtn Trail
Difficult Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult Difficult
Stanley, VA 13 
0.0 mi 0.0 km #6Bearfence Loop Spur
Difficult Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult Difficult
Stanley, VA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Saddle Trail
Difficult Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult Difficult
Stanley, VA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #8Buck Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Luray, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Luray, VA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #9South River Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Elkton, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Elkton, VA 10 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #10Rose River Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA 10 

Photos of Central District - 277

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Morning twilight view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Tunnel Overlook.
May 24, 2016 near Luray, VA
Autumn view from the cliff near Crescent Rock Overlook.
May 24, 2016 near Stanley, VA
A section of the Rapidan Road on a foggy Summer morning.
May 24, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Winter morning view from The Pinnacles Overlook.
May 24, 2016 near Luray, VA
The milky way over Big Meadows.
May 24, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Sunrise view from atop Mary's Rock
May 24, 2016 near Luray, VA
View from Hazel Mountain Overlook.
May 25, 2016 near Luray, VA
Sunset view from atop Bearfence.
May 25, 2016 near Stanley, VA
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