Top 9 Hiking Trails Around Charlottesville, Virginia


1. Blackrock Summit

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Elkton, Virginia
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Blackrock Summit is a great trail for families, as it isn’t too hard. It also features some fun rock scrambles.

2. Crabtree Falls

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Nelson County, Virginia
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Crabtree Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Virginia. Made up of a series of cascading waterfalls, with five major cascades, Crabtree Falls is not one distinct drop.


3. Humpback Rock

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Afton, Virginia
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Humpback Rock has a well maintained trail, and is named for the “hump” it creates on the western face of Humpback Mountain, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Waynesboro.

4. Loft Mountain Loop

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Grottoes, Virginia
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Loft Mountain Loop is a good trail for all skill levels. It features a beautiful quiet campground.

5. Old Rag Mountain

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Sperryville, Virginia
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Old Rag Mountain, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Sperryville. One of the most popular mid-Atlantic hikes, Old Rag has beautiful views and an exposed, rocky summit.

6. Riprap Trail


Crozet, Virginia
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Riprap Trail is a moderate hike located near Crozet. The trail features hiking, rock climbing and camping spots.

7. Spy Rock

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Montebello, Virginia
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The view from Spy Rock gives an amazing 360 degree panorama, and a look at the Religious Range: The Priest, The Little Priest, The Friar, The Little Friar, and The Cardinal.


8. Walnut Creek Park

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North Garden, Virginia
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Walnut Creek Park not only has some great trails, but is also a fun place to go for swimming, canoeing, fishing and biking.

9. White Oak Canyon

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Syria, Virginia
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Another trail located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, White Oak Canyon is one of the best waterfall hikes in Shenandoah National Park.

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