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Whiteoak Canyon Falls

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Tough trail, excellent waterfalls

It's a tough Trail we took it going down and came back up Cedar Run. It was an all-day hike; very... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Deborah S
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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This hiking is a great to do. It is easy and fun. Make sure you wear swimming clothes since at the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Newport News, Virginia
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A 5.6 mile hike passing by several waterfalls.
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It's a tough Trail we took it going down and came back up Cedar Run. It was an all-day hike; very strenuous. We are very fit people and although our kids are young in 4th and 5th grade, they are quite athletic. And it was...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This hiking is a great to do. It is easy and fun. Make sure you wear swimming clothes since at the end you can just go in the water if it is a hot day. Wear hiking or tennis shoes. Beautiful hiking and awesome places...More

Thank CeciliaM405
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This was our third and favorite hike in Shenandoah NP. The other two hikes were in and out hikes, with a steep climb in one direction. We liked this much better because it was a in a loop with amazing scenery the entire time. We...More

Thank gcichocki
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My wife, 12 year old daughter, and myself did this hike this weekend, and it was great. There are several places to jump in the water and swim, and the falls at the top are gorgeous. Be sure to take water shoes...and it's not an...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Shenandoah National Park is en general a wonderful place you have to visit! In the park there is a 2 hours hike called Whiteoak Canyon Trail which lead you to a beautiful waterfall, which is worth the walk!! I'm not a hiker but this was...More

Thank Nicolas L
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Down cedar, up White oak. Gorgeous, unrelenting gorgeous. Even the connector trail on the forest floor was bright, yellow beauty. We saw a bear there. We are relatively fit folks in our 30s, and the hike took us 5.5 hrs. It had just rained a...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Do not try to see and Hike everything in one day. My fellow wanted to do that and end up over heated himself. We couldn't make it to the end, however, we enjoyed the hike. It worth couple hours hiking around and watching bird (if...More

Thank Natureholic
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We parked at the lower lot off route 600 in Syria. We were staying on this side of the park so this made for a shorter drive, and I like hiking the uphill first anyway! We started early - about 8:45am on a Wednesday and...More

2  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Don't start at Skyline Drive. Start in Syria VA. (Route 231 south, right in Etlan onto Rte643 Etlan Rd, After 4 miles turn right onto Rte 600 Weakly Hollow Rd, after 4 miles parking lot is on left). Head for Whiteoak trail and in about...More

5  Thank JohnW1959
Reviewed 8 July 2015

There are two falls, lower canyon and upper canyon falls. we parked at lower parking lot. it took us about 5-6 hours to finish it. uphill is very steep so be prepared. Hike is kind of to&fro, you go up the hill and then return...More

Thank Mudit G
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