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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We did the 8 mile loop from White Oak Canyon Trail, across the fire road, and back on the Cedar Run trail. The falls were BEAUTIFUL! I wish I had worn my bathing suit so I could go down the natural water slides. Looked like a lot of fun. The uphill was arduous, a good cardio workout. Coming back on Cedar Run was even harder for me. Very rocky and steep downhill. I really had to concentrate on where I was putting my feet. The trail was shady almost the entire way, so the 80+ temp was not as bad as it could have been. There were people hiking, but it wasn't too crowded. I was happy to finish with a great sense of accomplishment. I wouldn't recommend the entire loop to someone not used to hiking.

1  Thank crhbuzz
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

GPS coordinates Latitude: 38°35'10.01"N Altitude: 78°22'58.56"W.
The parking lot is in Milepost: 42.6.
This trail consist of 3 parts. The first one is 2.3 (each direction, total of 4.6) mile and described as “easy to moderate”.
The other two parts are difficult.
This review deals with the first one i.e from the starting point down
to the first waterfall. After about 15 minutes the trail become parallel to the river, in some places you can reach the river (not many). Most of the trail is really easy until the point called “View”. At this point There is a view of the upper part of the waterfall. You can continue hiking about 0.6 mile down to the river where you can watch the fall from bottom up. This part to me was
difficult. It tooks us 30-40 minutes it's a slope trail.
On our way back we found dead snake near the trail….

Thank Danny G
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We decided to take another journey to Shenandoah National Park. While there we wanted to hike to a waterfall. We decided to hit the trail near Skyland and hike to White Oak Canyon. The first part of the hike wasn't too bad, but as you get closer to the falls the steeper and rockier the trail becomes.(keep this in mind for the hike back out!) It didn't help either that just before our trekk there was a heavy downpour causing the trail to be extremely muddy and have huge puddles(lakes) that you needed to navigate around. There are several places to stop and splash around in the creek...definitely a cold mountain stream. Even on a hot 4th of July the water was extremely cold. The waterfalls were nice but not quite as I had expected. We did not get to see much wildlife either. We only got to see 1 deer which was when we were almost to the car. It was neat though because another family with 2 younger daughters were hiking in and the doe allowed the girls to get within about 2 or 3 feet of her. If you want to spend the day just taking in nature i do recommend this trail. Many opportunities for great pics along the way.

Thank thundersmom
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

With wet year this year stream was running along and water falls were better than before, but walk will take you an hour or more to get to larger falls. Just take it easy and enjoy the walk and the views

Thank George G
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Beautiful hike along great trout stream into Shenandoah Park. In the summer, the forest is covered with ferns.

1  Thank Robert C
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