White Rock Falls Circuit and Sherando Lake Recreation Area Hikes- Milepost 199

Vesuvius, Virginia

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This strenuous but worthwhile circuit adjacent to the Parkway can be expanded to start at Sherando Lake Recreation Area, a recommended national forest campground convenient to the first section of the high road. The campground itself has a few nice, easy hikes.
Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

This strenuous but worthwhile circuit adjacent to the Parkway can be expanded to
start at Sherando Lake Recreation Area, a recommended national forest campground
convenient to the first section of the high road. The campground itself has a few nice,
easy hikes.

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Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Vesuvius
Distance: 1-9.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 860 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Access: Easy to Difficult
Duration: Varies by option chosen
Season & Limits: The campground is open for full service from April 1 to October 31
Additional Use: Swimming
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: The Blue Ridge Parkway 199 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803-8686 (828) 271-4779 (828) 298-0398
Local Maps: USGS Big Levels; USFS Saint Mary’s Wilderness map (best)
Driving Directions: Directions to White Rock Falls Circuit and Sherando Lake Recreation Area Hikes- Milepost 19.9

Recent Trail Reviews

9/14/2006
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Went during a dry spell so the waterfall was a trickle. The wading pool at the bottom was almost empty. Cascaded the falls and climbed to the upper pool. Waste high and very cold, but definately needed cooling off. Only ones there so it was nice. Ate lunch overlooking Sherando lake at the place where all the rocks are at the side of mountain. I know I'm very technical. Went on to find the furnace. Sign was knocked down; should have gone to left, but went to right. Ended up being a very long walk back. Never did make it to the furnace; saw sign knocked down on the way back. Anyone been to the furnace? Just curious on what it is. Trish


7/2/2004
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