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This was a very nice hike to take the kids on. We have 3 boys, 14,11, and 3 and they made the 6 mile hike down to high falls and back up to skyline drive with little problem. We did put the 3 year old...More
We hiked this trail starting at the lot across from Hawksbill Gap on Skyline Drive. It starts as Cedar Run Trail which is a downhill hike with some nice scenery. We saw several bears on our hike (we started around 8:30am), one an adult male...More
We hiked this as part of the little over 8 mile circuit with Cedar Run. Definitely bring a picnic to enjoy near one of the water pools and bring appropriate clothing if you want to swim. In the summer start early as this trail can...More
I did the Cedar Run to White Oak loop on a hot summer Friday with my boys aged 13 and almost 10. From a general orientation standpoint, Cedar Run and White Oak are basically two canyons going up to Skyline Drive - Cedar Run goes...More
We hike White Oak Canyon as often as possible. It has options for inexperienced hikers and experienced hikers too. If you have time and can handle a steeper hike, then go all the way to the upper falls; it's worth it!
We hiked the Cedar Run Trail portion of the White Oak Canyon/Cedar Run Trail and had an AWESOME time! The whole trail is 7.3 miles (6hrs is the estimated completion time) - Cedar Run Falls is only about 1/4 of that. We found the trail...More
After parking, paying an entrance fee, be sure to speak with the park rangers who will provide a map of trail options in the area. There are waterfalls to be seen and if you have time alternate routes to take to climb peaks nearby. To...More
The trails are well marked and also there were many others, so it is a safe solo hike. Watch out for snakes! We spotted one cooling off right next to the trail. Most of us thought it was a copperhead. You decide. But it...More
I heard it's tricky getting to the parking lot for hiking to climb up to the Falls. Here's what I got from another Reviewer which helped me.
Use the GPS to get to 3626 Old Blueridge Turnpike, Syria, VA.
This is a post office and...More