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Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.4 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 29' 9 m
Descent: -1,101' -335 m
High: 3,725' 1,135 m
Low: 2,654' 809 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Trail shared by Larry W. Brown

A scenic horse trail that descends from Stony Man parking area to the Upper Whiteoak Falls.

Larry W. Brown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This horse trail heads out at a moderate downhill grade for two and three-quarters miles until its junction with the Whiteoak Canyon Fire Road and Whiteoak Canyon trail. The reward for this trail can be found at the end, with the beautiful series of cascades along the Robinson River that make up Whiteoak Falls.

Remember to look out for and yield to horseback riders.

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this trail description. If you’re interested in learning more details about great runs, weather, camping / lodging, wildlife, and scenic drives, check out the comprehensive Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

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Photos

Looking back across the bridge connecting Whiteoak Canyon trail to the fire road.
Jan 17, 2016 near Stanley, VA
The view through the trees.
Jul 15, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Peaking at the falls through the dense foliage.
Jul 15, 2016 near Stanley, VA

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