Virginia has approximately 1,570 trails, including 1,043 hiking trails and 402 for trail running. These trails range from 0 to 190.3 miles in length. The most popular trails are Appalachian Trail (VA) - Damascus to Marion (Segment 1), Mount Rogers Summit and Appalachian Trail (VA) - Chester Gap to Harpers Ferry (Segment 5). The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Virginia was Carlos R. who completed Old Mill Bicycle Trail.
New River Trail State ParkView Trail Details
Following one of the world’s oldest rivers, the spectacular New River Trail—a linear state park—explores an especially remote corner of Virginia, ...
Old RagView Trail Details
Old Rag is so popular, the park has special rules for recreational use. There’s a fee to park and use the trails on certain weekends and holidays ...
A climb to the top of one of the park’s most famous peaks presents incredible views from the summit.
The rocks of Old Rag are among the park’s ...
LimberlostView Trail Details
This short walk is along a crushed greenstone surface.Both of these short, enjoyable jaunts offer spectacular views to the west of the surrounding ...
Crabtree Falls-Milepost 27.2View Trail Details
One of the South’s best waterfall walks also has barrier- free access. Various publications describe this falls as the “highest in Eastern America,” ...
Big Meadows CampgroundView Trail Details
Big Meadows is Shenandoah National Park’s largest treeless area, encompassing a barren plateau that is approximately 640 acres. It’s believed ...
Appalachian Trail (VA) - Damascus to Marion (Segment 1)View Trail Details
It takes a northbound thru-hiker about six weeks to reach Virginia on the Appalachian Trail. Once here, there are another six weeks of difficult ...
Virginia Creeper National Recreational TrailView Trail Details
Beginning atop Whitetop Mountain, this spellbinding trail zips down the wild mountainside, over wooded canyons, beside fish-filled streams, to ...
Rapidan Camp–Laurel Prong–Hazeltop LoopView Trail Details
A moderately difficult hike leads to a falls, to the retreat of a former US president, and returns along one of the park’s higher and more geologically ...
Big Run LoopView Trail Details
A loop trail takes you through the hardwood forest and much park wilderness.
Appalachian Trail (VA) - Chester Gap to Harpers Ferry (Segment 5)View Trail Details
Front Royal, VA
The Blue Ridge of northern Virginia have none of the 4,000-foot-plus heights so plentiful on the Appalachian Trail farther south. Still, the ...
Wakefield Park / Accotink TrailView Trail Details
Wakefield Park is quite possibly the most popular mountain-bike destination in the Metro Washington, D.C., area. Its close proximity to the Capital ...
Douthat State ParkView Trail Details
Clifton Forge, VA
There are 24 different trails to choose from in the park, totaling more than 40 miles of rideable terrain. The variety of "magic" mountain bike ...
Carvins Cove ReservoirView Trail Details
This ride's general location is just outside the city of Roanoke in Botetourt County. Scenery includes dense woods with a lakeside picnic area. ...
False Cape State Park / Back Bay Wildlife RefugeView Trail Details
Virginia Beach, VA
Barrier islands serve as an ecological first line of defense for our shores. Storms batter them, waves wear them down, wind strips them clean. ...
Saddleback MountainView Trail Details
This circuit hike passes an Appalachian Trail maintenance hut, threads through a forest that is growing back after decades of farming, and concludes ...
Three RidgesView Trail Details
The term wilderness conjures visions of craggy peaks and untamed woodland far from the beaten track. Virginia’s newest designated wilderness ...
Peaks of Otter-Mileposts 83.1-85.9View Trail Details
The Parkway’s 4,200-acre Peaks of Otter Recreation Area is one of the most highly recommended places to spend a day or stop for the night.
North Anna Battlefield ParkView Trail Details
Ruther Glen, VA
North of Motts Run Reservoir, trails lace the hillside, looking out across the lake. Undulating terrain and towering forest belie the tightknit ...
C&O Canal National Historic ParkView Trail Details
This ride's general location is between Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland, along the Potomac River. Scenery includes ...
Brush MountainView Trail Details
Brush Mountain has become, for nearly all off-road cyclists in this area, the quintessential mountain biking haven. Its proximity to town and ...
Virginia's Creeper TrailView Trail Details
This linear trail runs from Green Cove near the farthest eastern point of Tennessee through the town of Damascus and on to the city of Abingdon. ...
Riprap TrailView Trail Details
This series of trails crosses some of the park’s more strenuous, pristine, and inspiring features.
Mount Rogers SummitView Trail Details
Dispense with the suspense right off: This 5,729-foot monolith of volcanic rock—third loftiest mountain in the Southern Appalachians—is not hard ...
Appalachian Trail (VA) - Roanoke to Rockfish Gap (Segment 3)View Trail Details
The Appalachian Trail once ran the crest of the Blue Ridge from Roanoke north to Rockfish Gap, until construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway pushed ...