Piney Ridge Trail

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 22835

Elevation Gain1,614ft
Trailhead Elevation1,485ft
Elevation Min/Max1485/2937ft
Elevation Start/End1485/1485ft

Piney Ridge Trail

Piney Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 1,485 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,614 feet. This trail connects with the following: Fork Mountain Trail and Piney Branch Trail.

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Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press)
Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro
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"Piney River Falls is one of the least-visited cataracts at Shenandoah, and we’re flummoxed about why. The trailside scenery meets high Shenandoah standards, and the falls are a worthy destination. Start your hike at the back of the field between Skyline Drive and the parking area across from the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp building. Look for the concrete post marked piney branch trail. Hike through black locust trees taking over an old pasture. Almost one-third of the land within Shenandoah National Park was once field, pasture, or meadow—treeless. At 0.1 mile intersect the Appalachian Trail and continue straight on a track much fainter than the AT. Just ahead, cross a grassy lane, also growing up with trees. Note the apple trees." Read more

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I've done quite a few day hikes in the Charlottesville region, including Crabtree Falls many times. However, I had never hiked the White Rocks falls trail before... it was very lovely, and a great way to spend the afternoon... including travel time from Charlottesville and back, the entire trip was under 4 hours, but enough of a moderate challenge to give us exercise and with a very beautiful quiet and peaceful destination.

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Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
George Washington National Forest
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Dec 2018