Nethers, VA Trails and Parks

Nethers has 16 trails in the vicinity, including 9 for climbing and 7 hiking trails. These trails range from 1.3 to 5.8 miles in length. The most popular trails are Limberlost, Pine Hill Gap–Broad Hollow Loop and Hawksbill Summit Trail. Trails.com member Michael P. recently completed Hawksbill Summit Trail.
  • Limberlost

    8 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    This short walk is along a crushed greenstone surface.Both of these short, enjoyable jaunts offer spectacular views to the west of the surrounding mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. Both also ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  1.3 miles
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    This short walk is along a crushed greenstone surface.Both of these short, enjoyable jaunts offer spectacular views to the ...

  • Stony Man Trail

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    This interpretive trail climbs to the peak of Stony Man mountain.
    •  1 to 3 hours
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This interpretive trail climbs to the peak of Stony Man mountain.

  • Corbin Cabin Cutoff–Nicholson Hollow–Appalachian Trail Loop

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    This 4.2-mile hike provides glimpses of the bygone era of the mountain people.
    •  5 to 6 hours
    •  4.2 miles
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    This 4.2-mile hike provides glimpses of the bygone era of the mountain people.

  • Pine Hill Gap–Broad Hollow Loop

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    Nethers, VA

    A hike along a trail often overgrown with much vegetation provides, toward the trail’s end, glimpses of a bygone era.
    •  3 to 8 hours
    •  5.8 miles
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    A hike along a trail often overgrown with much vegetation provides, toward the trail’s end, glimpses of a bygone era.

  • Ridge Trail Area

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    There are several routes scattered about the small cliffs along the Ridge Trail near the 10-foot, 4th-class downclimb (a.k.a. the Ridge Trail “bottleneck”). The two routes described in the previous ...
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    There are several routes scattered about the small cliffs along the Ridge Trail near the 10-foot, 4th-class downclimb (a.k.a. ...

  • Eagle’s Gift Area

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    Nethers, VA

    This huge, southeast-facing slab is plainly visible when viewing the Old Rag crags from VA 231. No doubt, the routes here are classic slab climbs with great position. Unfortunately, there are ...
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    This huge, southeast-facing slab is plainly visible when viewing the Old Rag crags from VA 231. No doubt, the routes here ...

  • Whale’s Lip

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    This South Platte–like granite outcrop possesses a few of Old Rag’s most classic (and bold) slab routes. The reality is that a few of these traditionally established routes could be life-threatening ...
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    This South Platte–like granite outcrop possesses a few of Old Rag’s most classic (and bold) slab routes. The reality is that ...

  • Wall That Dreams Are Made Of

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    If you dream of a pair of world-class cracks, then this wall is made for you. While the approach is Old Rag’s longest (and carries a nightmarish reputation), I believe it’s 100 percent worth ...
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    If you dream of a pair of world-class cracks, then this wall is made for you. While the approach is Old Rag’s longest (and ...

  • God’s Area Crags

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    Named after the incredible, 60-foot Oh My God Dihedral, this area contains nearly a quarter of Old Rag’s routes. Unfortunately for the first-time visitor, the area is somewhat difficult to navigate ...
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    Named after the incredible, 60-foot Oh My God Dihedral, this area contains nearly a quarter of Old Rag’s routes. Unfortunately ...

  • Reflector Oven

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    Named for its southeast exposure, Reflector Oven is an excellent cold-weather crag. Best known as the location of the classic Strawberry Fields crack, the area also possesses several other good ...
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    Named for its southeast exposure, Reflector Oven is an excellent cold-weather crag. Best known as the location of the classic ...

  • PATC Wall (a.k.a. Skyline Wall)

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    Nethers, VA

    This north-facing wall is a popular refuge when it’s too warm to climb at the nearby God’s or Reflector Oven areas. Although there are a couple of bolted climbs, PATC Wall is known for its numerous ...
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    This north-facing wall is a popular refuge when it’s too warm to climb at the nearby God’s or Reflector Oven areas. Although ...

  • Summit Area Crags—West Face

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    There are a few roped climbs and some good bouldering near the Old Rag summit proper. The roped climbs are up to 100 feet in length and face roughly to the west. At over 3,000 feet above sea ...
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    There are a few roped climbs and some good bouldering near the Old Rag summit proper. The roped climbs are up to 100 feet ...

  • Sunset Walls (a.k.a. The Projects)

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    This area offers a variety of traditional and sport routes up to 50 feet in length, as well as the shortest approach to roped climbing on the mountain. From the Berry Hollow parking lot, it’s ...
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    This area offers a variety of traditional and sport routes up to 50 feet in length, as well as the shortest approach to roped ...

  • Hawksbill Summit Trail

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    A short walk along a crushed greenstone surface. The Limberlost Trail, once lined by ancient hemlocks, can provide inspiration for all. Addie Pollock laid the groundwork for preserving the Limberlost ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A short walk along a crushed greenstone surface. The Limberlost Trail, once lined by ancient hemlocks, can provide inspiration ...

  • Limberlost Trail

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    An interpretive trail to the peak of Stony Man Mountain. At 4,010 feet, Stony Man is the park’s second highest mountain after Hawksbill. The park provides a brochure (nominal fee) with twenty ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    An interpretive trail to the peak of Stony Man Mountain. At 4,010 feet, Stony Man is the park’s second highest mountain after ...

  • Millers Head Trail

    0 Reviews

    Nethers, VA

    A five- to six-hour, 4.2-mile hike that provides glimpses of the bygone era of the mountain people. On this hike, head downhill via the Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail, ascend via the Nicholson Hollow ...
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  4.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A five- to six-hour, 4.2-mile hike that provides glimpses of the bygone era of the mountain people. On this hike, head downhill ...