White Rocks Cliff/Little Schloss

A Level Hike - Geo. Washington National Forest

***We will meetup at Centreville Park and Ride to form carpools and then drive to the trail-head.  Please arrive a few minutes before 8AM***

Join us on a 13+ mile hike that offers 2 seldom seen spectacular views, especially as part of one hike. We will ascend the Tuscarora Trail to White Rocks Cliff, which offers a panoramic view of the Massanutten and Shenandoah Mountains, continue on the Tuscarora and Little Sluice Mtn trail, where we will scramble to the top of Little Schloss where we will have lunch enjoying the commanding view of Great North Mountain and Big Schloss. We will return to the trail-head via the Bread Road and Cedar Creek trails. Elevation gain is around 2500 feet.

Hike Leader: Gene Vivalda[masked] (H)

Carpool Fee: $12

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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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  • Laura

    I second Ghani's comments.

    March 16, 2014

  • Tom

    Had a great time as always. Thanks again Gene for your steadfast leadership!

    March 16, 2014

  • Gha-knee

    Thanks Eugene! for a very engaging hike from start to finish and for a great coordination of the whole event and group of wonderful hikers. Also Thanks to Dave Caviness and to the leader for the shorter hike( to whom I apologize for forgetting his name ), and I must not forget the person with the toughest task on any hike: the sweeper. Many thanks to you all, and I am very grateful for people like you ,who take on the bulk of the burden, to make it easily accessible and more enjoyable for others to discover and get involved in such outdoor activities.
    It is of great pleasure to hike with you guys.

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Eric W

    Great hike, thank you Gene for leading. I personally thought the fireroad coming back was by far the toughest portion. I would do this hike again, but with the condition that it be an out-and-back on the blue blazed trail.

    March 15, 2014

  • David C.

    Thanks Gene! Great hike and a wonderful group of hikers to enjoy the day with.

    March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have to pull out to attend to a very ill mother Saturday

    March 15, 2014

  • Eugene V.

    James/Rachel...It is NVHC policy that dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash on all hikes. I am willing to waive that rule, with the following caution.
    I expect a large group of hikers. If your dog is off leash, you must exercise control of your dog/dogs and insure that they don't detract from the hike for other hikers. This assumes they get along with other dogs. Please bring a leash with you in case this becomes a problem.

    March 13, 2014

  • Eugene V.

    Rachel...dogs are allowed on NVHC hikes as long as they are on a leash and obey park rules...Gene

    March 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Eugene, I believe dogs are allowed off-leash in National Forests. State parks/forests are another matter, but as long as a friendly dog can be kept under voice control, then they are allowed off leash. The reason I bring this up is because I plan on bringing my border collie as well who has been on many hikes before and to keep him on a leash for 13+ miles would be more torture than fun. Let me know if you are okay with this. Thanks.

      March 13, 2014

  • Eugene V.

    I scouted our hike today. Some notes. I'm told that the Garmin GPS doesn't pick up some of the Forest Roads we will drive on. So, if anyone doesn't want to meet at the Centreville P&R, they can meet up at the Hess Station just off Exit 291, Interstate 81. Please be there by 0850. There was snow on the mountain. We will be hiking for over a mile in snow. There was also mud and flowing water on some of the trails. The hike is 14.5 miles long. There will be an option for a 12 mile hike. Please note, this is a rugged, difficult hike. This is offset by 3 distinct , spectacular views. But please be forewarned, this hike is rugged, physical and demanding. Gene

    March 12, 2014

  • Eugene V.

    The trailhead is near the intersection of SR 713 and FR 1725, 0.2 miles after turning right on FR 1725...near Van Buren Furnace in Virginia. You didn't say if you plan to meet at the trail head or at Centreville, but we will leave Centreville promptly at 0800. Please plan accordingly. gene

    March 9, 2014

    • Eugene V.

      I don't have a GPS

      March 12, 2014

    • Eugene V.

      You have 2 choices. One, you can meet at the Centreville Park and Ride, Two, you canExit 81 south at Exit 291, turn right and meet at the Hess station. If neither of those options meets your approval, perhaps you can lead your own hike...Gene

      2 · March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone opposed to me bringing two small dogs? They are trail savy and stay close by to me

    March 12, 2014

    • Tom

      Not me. Love dogs.

      March 12, 2014

  • Eugene V.

    I will have driving directions on the day of the hike.... Gene

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eugene, Do you have GPS address for the trail head?

    February 25, 2014

    • Eugene V.

      Jin.. Sorry, but I don't have GPS cordinates

      February 28, 2014

  • Eugene V.

    Jason...I will ask for volunteer drivers at the Centreville Park and Ride on the morning of 15 March. Thanks for volunteering...Gene

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure what the transportation situation is for this trip at the moment, but I can carry 3 or 4 more people in my car if needed.

    February 15, 2014

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