White Oak Canyon/Cedar Run Waterfalls Hike

  • April 12, 2008 · 10:30 AM
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Looks like the weather is going to work out!! Partly Cloudy 10-20 percent chance of rain until 1:00 and then 0 percent. Upper 60s Low 70s -- a beautiful day in Shenandoah!

What to Bring/Wear:
-Water (there are a lot of spots on the trail to refill -- I'll have a purifier but 2-3 liters would be ideal and enough for the hike)
-Food
-Hiking Boots
-Breathable clothing -- hiking pants are much better than jeans
-There are pools but I imagine they'll be cold this time of year....


We will enjoy some of the best waterfalls in Shenandoah by completing this circuit hike beginning inside the park. This is a beautiful but strenuous 8.2 mile circuit hike (2500 ft elevation gain) so please bring plenty of water and food for the journey. Also, if you have hiking poles or a walking stick you may find them advantageous. We will pass six waterfalls on the way down and three waterfalls on the way up providing excellent and numerous opportunities for photo, food, and water breaks. The hike will take approximately 5.5 to 7 hours to complete. The following link http://www.hikingupwa... has additional information on the trail. IMPORTANT: We will be starting at a different location (upper left off Skyline Drive) so don't follow the link the parking area they indicate. If you wish to carpool with us, we will depart from the Fairlington North Management Office at 8:15 am. The office is located at 3001 South Abingdon Street, Arlington, VA. Depending upon the number of people, we might need volunteers to drive. Otherwise, we will see you in the Hawksbill Gap Parking Area at 10:30 am. There is a $15 per car entrance fee or use of an Annual National Park Pass ($80) or an Annual Shenandoah Pass ($30).

If you drive on your own, the link below provides directions to major points in the park. If possible, please email the day before or call me the day of so I know to be on the look out for you. http://mms.nps.gov/sh... You'll want to enter at Thornton Gap (unless you want a longer scenic drive) and head south for a little over 14 miles to mile marker 45.6 - Hawksbill Gap Parking Area See Central District - White Oak Canyon Area for additional information on the hike and where the parking area is. We'll be doing the Cedar Run/White Oak Circuit. Likely down White Oak and up Cedar Run. Again, the hike is strenuous/very strenuous but very much worth the effort. There is no rock scrambling like Old Rag -- just some significant steep area - 2500 feet elevation gain. http://www.nps.gov/sh... My cell number is[masked]-6859. Please call me if you have trouble finding the parking area or are running a few minutes late to the hike or the carpool. The carpool will be leaving at 8:15 from Fairlington and I estimate we'll arrive by 10:30. Again, I recommend car pooling since there is a park fee per car.

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  • Jean

    Hmm... I didn't notice that blister until the next day, along with MANY aching muscles! Nevertheless, I am looking forward to the next hike!

    April 13, 2008

  • Jean

    The hike was rated as "strenuous/very strenuous," which translated to "fun/very fun." I just saw the beautiful photos on the website -- thanks David & Robert for taking the time to post them. What a great day!!

    April 13, 2008

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    A former member

    You guys are awesome! I can't think of a better group â?? to get some pain with! Itâ??s a day that will stick with me for quit a while. We should go back in the fall!

    April 13, 2008

  • Adrienne

    oh my goodness, i am sore and sunburned!! but it was so worth it - best hike I've ever been on - thanks Dave for organizing and thank you everyone for coming!!

    April 13, 2008

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    A former member

    Great hike...fun had by all! Look forward to getting together again soon!

    April 12, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great time. Weather was perfect and the group is very nice.

    April 12, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    What goes down....must go up! Special thanks to Dave and Kathy for organizing this foot-fueled festivity. As promised, this was a more strenuous trek, a super way to launch the Spring hiking season. When's the next hike? I can teach everyone the shrieking signal, you'll never need a whistle on a trail ever again. :)

    April 12, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone rocked!

    April 12, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking to carpool, anyone have space?

    April 8, 2008

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