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A bit of a hike but nice

A bit of a difficult walk but a nice view of the falls So take it slow and enjoy the streams. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a loop from lower parking lot in Syria combining Cedar run and White Oak Canyon. We chose... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Closter, New Jersey
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All reviews great hike cedar run skyline drive lower falls strenuous hike the lower parking lot hiking shoes shenandoah national park day hike slippery rocks counter clockwise big waterfall watch your step beautiful falls well worth the effort canyon trail entrance fee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a difficult walk but a nice view of the falls So take it slow and enjoy the streams. If you just want to see a water falls and don’t want the long hike then there are many other options

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a loop from lower parking lot in Syria combining Cedar run and White Oak Canyon. We chose to do it clockwise, getting through tough climbing part (roughly 3.5 miles) first. Terrain is very rugged and some river crossings are not much but a...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2018

You need to be in good shape to complete the 6 mile trail, although you can turn back after less than one mile of relatively flat trail.

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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I would have given this hike at least a four star review, if it weren't for the stuck up bears. The bears here think they're better than everyone else and they expect preferential treatment. There are signs stating so. Bears, get a life and realize...More

Thank heb1414
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Whiteoak Canyon has 6 major waterfalls in the stretch of about a mile and you can see nearly a dozen if combined with Cedar Run, though this is a tough circuit hike. We started on Cedar Run Trail and then hiked back up through Whiteoak...More

Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We hiked up the trail from the lower entrance to the lower falls. Nice trail with just enough rugged features, rocks and streams, to make it pleasantly challenging. Plan on getting wet feet if it has been raining. On another day we drove to the...More

Thank 306neilg
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We did a loop combining White oak canyon and cedar run from parking on Skyline Drive. It’s very challenging, so don’t attempt full loop unless in good shape. Our 6 year old did it, but we saw lots of adults really struggling. Keep kids close...More

Thank mlcdpt
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

A nice hike that we did with our teens. You follow a stream down the mountain to a waterfall. You can travel all the way through to a different exit but as our car was parked at the beginning we hiked out the way we...More

1  Thank J4nelson
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

The water was refreshingly very cool but it really took awhile of hiking down from Skyline Drive to be able to access some of the falls and water (other than a few small streams). Lots of rocks and length of hiking I assume rated this...More

Thank ccjjharmon
Reviewed May 19, 2018

This impressive trail takes you down 2,800 feet along a stream and into a canyon. As the canyon gets steeper, the stream hits increasingly larger waterfalls. There are at least a half dozen along the trail. The trail is densely wooded and the ground is...More

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Rich H
February 26, 2018|
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I saw hikers with dogs near the waterfalls. They were from the Whiteoak Canyon Parking lot though. I think it might be too much for dogs if people start from the Hawksbill Gap Parking.