$25 (nonmembers $28) plus park pass or possible fee.
Long hike: 10.0 mi., 3100 ft. ascent/descent. Short hike: 7.2 mi., 2450 ft. ascent/descent.
NOTICE - Hike Change - Please Read
Due to continuing congestion in the Lower White Oak Canyon parking area, the start/stop point for the hike has been changed since bus parking at White Oak is not possible. The route, however, is the same. The hike will begin on Skyline Drive with both long and short hikers descending the White Oak Canyon and ascending the Cedar Run Canyon together, then long hikers continue on the AT. Although we will pass all the potential swimming holes, none are conveniently located relative to the trail end. Therefore a group swim won't be possible, but everyone is welcome to their own dip, splash or restful moment at any of the water pools along the way. Rick W.
To see waterfalls, there’s no better hike than this! We’ll pass seven of them in a dazzling circuit from Rt. 600 at the base of the Blue Ridge – one on our ascent of the Cedar Run Trail, then six more on our descent of the White Oak Canyon Trail. We’ll make the climb together, but split into separate groups for much of the descent – long hikers reaching the canyon from the top of the Cedar Run Trail via the Appalachian Trail, short hikers on the more direct Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail. At the base of one of the falls (it plunges 60 ft.), we’ll re-unite for a swim before continuing together back to Rt. 600.
Leaders: Anne Taylor & Rick 240/687--0884
You must RSVP and pay for this hike on Meetup. Only call the hike leaders if you have questions regarding the hike.
For additional details, see www.capitalhikingclub.org
Virginia Bus Routing: Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes before departure time listed below. All departure points are Metro accessible; however, if you are driving, please use only the Vienna Metro departure point, as parking is extremely limited at other locations.
Departure points and times are as follows:
DC - 16th and I St., NW, at 8:00 a.m. SHARP
Rosslyn – Key Bridge Marriott Hotel Bus Stop at approximately 8:10 a.m.
Vienna Metro – North Lot, Last Bus Shelter (Nutley St. Exit off Interstate 66 on North/Vienna side of I-66) at approximately 8:25 a.m.
If you are a first time hiker with us, please let the hike leaders know so that they can insure that you know where to meet the bus. If you've RSVP'd with us, we don't want to leave you behind.
Reservations: The Capital Hiking Club is a non-profit group, and the public is invited to join on all trips. Early reservations are appreciated! While reservations are accepted Friday, making your reservation prior to Thursday evening helps to ensure your seat on the bus, and prevents the cancellation of the hike due to low sign-ups.
Please contact hike leaders during the week of the hike, and place calls prior to 9:30 p.m. As a courtesy to other hikers and to the hike leaders, please let the leaders know if you must cancel, as early as possible, so that your reserved spot may be given to someone else.
Cost, what to wear, what to bring: Transportation costs are listed for each hike. Bring sufficient food and water for a day's outing in a day pack or fanny pack with individual First Aid articles, a whistle, and extra clothing according to the season. Sturdy boots or shoes are a necessity. It is recommended to carry 8 oz. of water per mile to be hiked. Gatorade or other electrolyte replacement drinks are also recommended.
For more information, visit our website and refer to our Frequently Asked Questions at www.capitalhikingclub.org.
Liability Hikers are responsible for their own safety and must assume risks and liability for all outings. CHC leaders, officers, and representatives shall not be liable for any injuries, loss or damage to persons or property, direct or consequential, arising out of any trips or Club activities. Hikers must be able to keep a 2 mph pace.
(Optional) Membership $12.00 per year. Mail a check to our Membership Director to receive a quarterly hike schedule and reduced rates. More info at: http://www.capitalhikingclub.org/Membership.cmpx