Fourth of July Special** White Oak Canyon / Hawksbill Loop

***We will meetup at Centreville Park and Ride to form carpools and then drive to the trail-head.  Please arrive a few minuets before 7:30AM***

Note:  Due to the elevation profile - 2,800ft gain over the first 4 miles - this hike is NOT appropriate for inexperienced hikers.

*A Level Hike* 12mi. ~3,000ft. elevation gain

Car Pool Fee: $12.00

Hike:  **Fourth of July Special** White Oak Canyon/Hawksbill loop. Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: 7:30AM
Distance:  12mi. Elevation Gain: ~3,000ft.
Leaders:  David Caviness[masked] (C)
Gene Vivalda [masked] (H)
The Hike:

Meetup time is 7:30AM at Centreville Park and Ride.

Starting from the White Oak Canyon trail-head on RT600, we'll climb the Cedar Run TR and then ascend Hawksbill from the Lower Hawksbill TR. Lunch will be at the top of Hawksbill.  We descend via the Salamander TR to the AT and then hike north to the Crescent Rock Trail.  Following the Crescent Rock and Limberost Trails, we intersect the White Oak Canyon Trail.  We'll proceed back to the cars on White Oak Canyon Trail with a stop at the Lower Falls to cool our feet.

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Hike rating is based on both the linear distance and elevation change with 400 feet of climbing considered equivalent to 1 mile linear distance. The ratings are:
A=Difficult (greater than 13 miles)
B=Moderately Difficult (10-13 miles)
C=Moderate (7-10 miles)
D=Easy (less than 7 miles)


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks David!

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great views, neat waterfalls and bears only ate one hiker. Dave is a great hike leader.

    1 · July 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, but in the bear's defense, he only ate that one person after he was dead from the rattlesnake bite.

      July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm driving to Centervile from Alexandria, near Huntington Metro tomorrow. If anyone wants me to pick them up at the station let me know.

    July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just noticed some spots opened up. I would be interested in joining and I am also in Alexandria. Could I catch a ride?

      July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was planning on attending, but need to job search! Have a fun, play day! Laurel Glenn

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoy it..I will miss this one

    July 1, 2013

    • David C.

      Hey Karla - sorry you can't join us. At some point in time, this is one you should go on - lots of waterfalls and we climb to the highest point in the Shenandoah National Park :)

      July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi David. I know...what a great wk out :( but next time I will join you. Take good pic ;)

      July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in Falls Church near Dunn Loring Metro and don't mind backtracking if if somebody needs a ride. Just give me a call at[masked]

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone. I'm sorry to cut out at the last minute. I Significantly bruised the bottom of my foot and I can tell it will give me pain tomorrow on such a rigorous hike. I decided to rest it and allow it to heal for a couple of days. Have fun tomorrow. Someone can take my slot.

    1 · July 3, 2013

    • David C.

      Hope you get better soon and back out on the trails. Thank you for changing your RSVP.

      July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be carpooling from Fredericksburg with Mu.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    possibly

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could I get a ride with anyone from Rosslyn? I am right off of 66. I won't be able to get out to Centreville, but would love to join the hike. Thanks!

    July 3, 2013

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    Hike Leader, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Eugene V.
    Hike Leader
    Event Host
  • Mu
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