White Oak Canyon and Cedar Run Trails - Looped

Syria, VA

Whiteoak Parking Area Skyline Drive (mile 42.6) to Upper Falls – 4.6 miles round trip to upper falls, the highest of the Whiteoak cascades at 86 feet. Return trip is very steep. Consider your physical condition and available time before continuing past the upper falls. Add an additional 2.7 miles round trip (1100’ elevation change) to lower falls and return. Cedar Run/Whiteoak Circuit (mile 45.6) – very strenuous 8.2-mile circuit hike. From Hawksbill Gap, take Cedar Run-Link-Whiteoak-Whiteoak Fire Road-Horse Trail. Multiple waterfalls and cascades. Be sure to bring water. Whiteoak Canyon from Boundary Trailhead – 2 miles round trip to lower falls; steep and challenging 6 miles (1100’ elevation change) round trip to upper falls. Return before crossing the large metal bridge above the upper falls.
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