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White Oak Canyon and Cedar Run Trails - Looped

White Oak Canyon and Cedar Run Trails - Looped


UPDATE!!! MEET AT THE TRAILHEAD, in case it was not clear before. The address on highway 211 is NOT the trailhead. Follow the directions below to the trailhead.

UPDATE!!! It will be HOT HOT HOT. Bring lots of water. Mark will be bringing a Katadyne Water filter, but this will only be in case of emergency. PLEASE bring lots of water, and dress for HOT weather. Mark will have a couple of TOPO maps if anyone needs one, but just a COUPLE.

Did I mention it's going to be HOT????

UPDATE!! John's not available due to family emergency, so Mark is going to lead. His cell number is 240.271.2000. The crew will be leaving the Vienna Metro (North Parking Lot) no later than 8:15 am. If some one is running late please call. If you don't want to carpool, follow the directions below to meet the group at trailhead around 10am. Email me if you have questions. Thank you!

Bring lots of water, both in your pack, and some extra to leave in the vehicles.

If you carpool with someone, please offer a few bucks to your driver to help with gas.


Hi all! Due to the overwhelming numbers of RSVP for Sunday's hike, I'm setting up an earlier hike on 19th Saturday. John from our group kindly offered to lead. Meet at Vienna Metro ( North Parking Lot) at 8:10 AM and car pool out there.

Please be advised that this hike is not for everyone. We had someone couldn't go on and had to be escorted out last time. Know your limit so everyone can enjoy the hike!


Highlights: Numerous water falls and deep emerald green pools
Near: Etlan, VA
Distance: 8.2 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 2500 ft
Hike Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous
Trail Condition: OK, but a few difficult spots
HikeType: Loop

Summary: If you like water this is a great hike. If you want a great view at the top, pick another trail. You can go clockwise or the reverse. The Whiteoak Canyon trail is a much better trail so if you prefer coming down on the best footing trail, go clockwise. That is go up Cedar Run. If you do this just remember to look back a lot while coming down the White Oak Trail because it has most of the waterfalls. Cedar Run has some beautiful emerald green pools. Both trails stay very close to the streams. The connection at the top is partly by fire road and partly by a trail that parallels the scenic highway on top of the range. If you come up Cedar Run the trail will go off to the right just before a parking lot. It will take you to the fire road where you turn right. At the end of the fire road you will be at White Oak Canyon. There is a trail that heads up on the South side but you want to cross over the foot bridge and then head down along the stream on the north side.

From 66 WEST toward Front Royal/Manassas

- Take exit 43A to merge onto Lee Hwy/US-29 S toward Gainesville/Warrenton 11.5 mi
- Take the US-29 Bus/US-211 W exit toward Luray/Warrenton/US-15 Bus 0.2 mi
- Merge onto E Lee Hwy/US-211 W/US-29-BR S
Continue to follow US-211 W/US-29-BR S 1.8 mi
- Turn right at Frost Ave/US-211
Continue to follow US-211 27.0 mi
- Turn left at Berryville Pike/US-522 0.1 mi
- Turn left at Main St/US-522
Continue to follow US-522 0.7 mi
- Turn right at Fort Valley Rd/VA-231 9.9 mi
- Turn right at Etlan Rd/VA-643
Continue to follow Etlan Rd 4.3 mi
- Turn right at Weakley Hollow Rd, follow the road 4.7 mile up is the parking lot on the left

Find detailed trail info here: https://www.hikingupwa... (
Shenandoah National Park (HQ address only)
3655 U.S. Highway 211 E, Luray, Virginia · Luray, VA
How to find us

Mark's phone # is 240.271.2000. Cell service might not exist at the trailhead.

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