Whiteoak Canyon to Cedar Run Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,255' 687 m
Descent: -2,255' -687 m
High: 3,385' 1,032 m
Low: 1,191' 363 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)
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“Among the best runs --if not the best run-- in Shenandoah. Enjoy waterfalls for 9 miles.”— Nicholas Crow
Once past the upper falls, your climb continues across a bridge and up a fire road that connects you to Cedar Run Trail. From here, you'll run down 2500' along Robinson River, where you'll discover more waterfalls and will see more wildlife.
Near the bottom, there is a swimming area and a waterfall slide.
Though never far from water, each crest and bend reveals yet another waterfall. Near the top, there is a stunning overlook where you can peer down the canyon and enjoy the waterfall far below you.
After the upper falls, the Whiteoak Canyon trail continues on, but you'll cross the river using the bridge, which will take you to a fire trail where you'll gain more elevation. The whole area is heavily forested and is absolutely remarkable when the leaves change.
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Land Manager: NPS - Shenandoah National Park