Best Trail Running in Virginia

This list represents the most popular trail running in Virginia. Use this list to plan your next Virginia trail running trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Old Rag Fire Road

    27 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Old Rag Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 3,329 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  4.3 miles

    Old Rag Fire Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. ...

  • #2 Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail

    6 Reviews

    Abingdon, VA

    Beginning atop Whitetop Mountain, this spellbinding trail zips down the wild mountainside, over wooded canyons, beside fish-filled streams, to its midway point at Damascus. Beyond town, the scenery ...
    •  34.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning atop Whitetop Mountain, this spellbinding trail zips down the wild mountainside, over wooded canyons, beside fish-filled ...

  • #3 Huckleberry Trail

    3 Reviews

    Blacksburg, VA

    This absolutely gorgeous trail winds through plush pastures, quiet neighborhoods, and pocket woods in a region famous for its coal history. Spring is especially beautiful, with the blooming ...
    •  5.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This absolutely gorgeous trail winds through plush pastures, quiet neighborhoods, and pocket woods in a region famous for ...

  • #4 Cape Henry Trail (Main Trail)

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The Cape Henry Trail winds through First Landing/Seashore State Park to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront resort area, exploring a magical coastal environment of cypress swamps, bird-filled swales, ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cape Henry Trail winds through First Landing/Seashore State Park to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront resort area, exploring ...

  • #5 Scotts Run Nature Preserve

    2 Reviews

    McLean, VA

    Scotts Run Nature Preserve offers Northern Virginians a relaxing way to spend some time in a deep-forest atmosphere of oak, beech, and tulip poplar. The small streams that spill off high river ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Scotts Run Nature Preserve offers Northern Virginians a relaxing way to spend some time in a deep-forest atmosphere of oak, ...

  • #6 First Landing State Park

    3 Reviews

    Virginia Beach, VA

    The ultimate surf-and-turf park, First Landing State Park is great for a tan—and far less crowded than the Atlantic beaches a few miles south. The “surf ” is the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The ultimate surf-and-turf park, First Landing State Park is great for a tan—and far less crowded than the Atlantic beaches ...

  • #7 Hazel Mountain Trail

    5 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Hazel Mountain Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 4.0 miles long and begins at 2,846 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  4.0 miles

    Hazel Mountain Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. ...

  • #8 Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park

    1 Reviews

    Arlington, VA

    Beginning amid the capital’s suburban sprawl, the ever popular W&OD Trail heads west through Virginia’s fabled green countryside, sprinkled with horse farms, pastures, little towns, and burbling ...
    •  45.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning amid the capital’s suburban sprawl, the ever popular W&OD Trail heads west through Virginia’s fabled green countryside, ...

  • #9 Lake Accotink Trail

    1 Reviews

    Springfield, VA

    This wide dirt trail travels around a forested lake in the heart of suburbia—a not-so-secret escape for evening and weekend jaunts. Surface: Dirt and gravel.
    •  3.75 miles
    •  Guide

    This wide dirt trail travels around a forested lake in the heart of suburbia—a not-so-secret escape for evening and weekend ...

  • #10 Apple Orchard Falls Trail

    5 Reviews

    Jefferson National Forest, VA

    Apple Orchard Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Botetourt County, Virginia. It is within Jefferson National Forest. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 1,470 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...
    •  3.1 miles

    Apple Orchard Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Botetourt County, Virginia. It is within Jefferson National Forest. It is ...

  • #11 Bald Cypress Trail

    4 Reviews

    First Landing State Park, VA

    Bald Cypress Trail is a hiking trail in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is within First Landing State Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 9 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 ...
    •  1.3 miles

    Bald Cypress Trail is a hiking trail in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is within First Landing State Park. It is 1.3 miles ...

  • #12 Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial

    0 Reviews

    Arlington, VA

    The close-in Potomac River Island is a self-contained parkland with impressive views of Georgetown and Rosslyn. It features the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and nature preserve, along with a ...
    •  1.5-2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The close-in Potomac River Island is a self-contained parkland with impressive views of Georgetown and Rosslyn. It features ...

  • #13 Prince William Forest Park

    2 Reviews

    Dumfries, VA

    Roughly 100 miles inland from Virginia’s coast, a geologic boundary called the fall line marks a change in the landscape. Here the sandy soil of Virginia’s coastal plain segues into the bedrock ...
    •  5 hours
    •  14.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Roughly 100 miles inland from Virginia’s coast, a geologic boundary called the fall line marks a change in the landscape. ...

  • #14 Fort Hunt Park and Mount Vernon Trail

    0 Reviews

    Alexandria, VA

    The hike starts with a loop through Fort Hunt Park and then leads to an out-and-back excursion on the Mount Vernon Trail, providing hikers with a lovely parkland outing along the Potomac River. ...
    •  3-3.5 hours
    •  7.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike starts with a loop through Fort Hunt Park and then leads to an out-and-back excursion on the Mount Vernon Trail, ...

  • #15 Knob Mountain Trail

    4 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Knob Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Page County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 2,549 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.5 ...
    •  3.2 miles

    Knob Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Page County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 3.2 miles long ...

  • #16 Lewis Falls Trail

    3 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Lewis Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Page County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 3,586 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 ...
    •  1.8 miles

    Lewis Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Page County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 1.8 miles long ...

  • #17 Guest River Gorge Trail

    3 Reviews

    Jefferson National Forest, VA

    Guest River Gorge Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Russell County, Scott County, and Wise County, Virginia. It is within Jefferson National Forest. It is 5.5 miles long and begins at 1,961 ...
    •  5.5 miles

    Guest River Gorge Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Russell County, Scott County, and Wise County, Virginia. It is within ...

  • #18 Keyser Run Road

    3 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Keyser Run Road is a hiking trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 1,880 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Keyser Run Road is a hiking trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 0.9 miles ...

  • #19 Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail

    2 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail is a hiking trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 3,079 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  1.5 miles

    Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail is a hiking trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 1.5 ...

  • #20 Whiteoak Canyon Trail

    3 Reviews

    Shenandoah National Park, VA

    Whiteoak Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 3,499 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  4.1 miles

    Whiteoak Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 4.1 miles ...