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180 mi 290 km of trail 16 Recommended Routes

Gems 11 Gems Easy Trails 19 Trails Intermediate Trails 57 Trails Hard Trails 21 Trails

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Gems in Central District - 11

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gem Favorite Old Rag Mountain Summit

Old Rag Summit

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

White Oak Canyon Swimming Hole

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

Dark Hollow Falls

(40) 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

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

Mary's Rock Viewpoint

(25) Luray, VA
gem Favorite Panoramic from the top of Hawksbill Mtn.

Hawksbill Mountain Summit

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

Bearfence Mountain

(18) Stanley, VA
gem Favorite Upper Rose River Falls.

Rose River Falls

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

Rapidan Camp

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

Big Meadows

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

Skyland Resort

(9) Stanley, VA

Recommended Routes in Central District - 16

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Favorite Colorful of fall foliage is the awesome feeling and smell
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
Favorite The second of 6 waterfalls in Whiteoak Canyon (the 1st being the very upper falls).
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
Favorite One of the many cascading falls as you descend Rose River Loop
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
Favorite Panoramic from the top of Hawksbill Mtn.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hawksbill Mountain Loop

2.7 mi 4.3 km 608' Up 185.44 m Up 649' Down 197.86 m Down

Stanley, VA
Favorite Sunset view from atop Bearfence.
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
Favorite Night shot of Dark Hollow Falls
Intermediate

Dark Hollow Falls

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

Stanley, VA
Favorite Panoramic from the top of Hawksbill Mtn.
Intermediate

Upper Hawksbill Ascent

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

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

Trails in Central District - 81

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5.0 mi 8.0 km #1Whiteoak Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA 22 
2.9 mi 4.6 km #2Ridge Trail
Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult
Stanley, VA 13 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Stony Man Trail
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate
Stanley, VA 22 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #4Dark Hollow Falls Trail
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate
Stanley, VA 13 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5Upper Dark Hollow Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #6Buck Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Luray, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Luray, VA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Saddle Trail
Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult
Stanley, VA
2.4 mi 3.9 km #8Robertson Mtn Trail
Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult
Stanley, VA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9South River Falls Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Elkton, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Elkton, VA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #10Rose River Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
4.0 mi 6.5 km #11Staunton River Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Madison, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Madison, VA
3.0 mi 4.9 km #12Buck Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Luray, VA
Intermediate
Luray, VA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #13South River Falls Trail
Intermediate
Elkton, VA
Intermediate
Elkton, VA
2.2 mi 3.6 km #14Graves Mill Trail
Intermediate
Madison, VA
Intermediate
Madison, VA
2.3 mi 3.8 km #15Laurel Prong Trail
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #16Pocosin Hollow Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanardsville, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanardsville, VA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #17Catlett Mtn Trail
Intermediate
Luray, VA
Intermediate
Luray, VA
4.3 mi 7.0 km #18Corbin Mtn Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Stanley, VA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #19Salamander Trail
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
Intermediate
Stanley, VA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #20Passamaquoddy Trail - North
Difficult
Stanley, VA
Difficult
Stanley, VA

Photos of Central District - 232

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