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Hike 49: Whiteoak Canyon in Shenandoah National Park


This popular hike in Shenandoah National Park follows a very challenging ascent up White Oak Canyon, known for its picturesque waterfalls and swimming pools. Descend steep, rocky Cedar Run for a quieter beauty with the perfect water slide into a deep, relaxing pool. If entering from the Park boundary, a parking lot is available off Weakley Hollow Road (VA-643). This hike an also be accessed from the designated parking area along Skyline Drive, around mile marker 45.5. Be prepared to pay the Shenandoah National Park entrance fee. The yellow highlight is used to illustrate the recommended route (8.5 miles, 2800' ascent). Look for blue-blazed Whiteoak Canyon Trail to the right of the ranger station. Bear right to stay on Whiteoak Canyon Trail. Continue, passing the Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail on the right. Then, turn left onto yellow-blazed Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail. Turn left onto blue-blazed Cedar Run Trail. Continue, passing Whiteoak – Cedar Run Link Trail on the left. Turn right to continue to parking. Through volunteer efforts, education and advocacy, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) maintains and protects a section of the Appalachian Trail, in addition to the Tuscarora and other nearby trails and trail lands, in the Mid-Atlantic region for the enjoyment of present and future hikers. Visit to learn more about our mission and find volunteer opportunities. PATC expressly disclaims responsibility for the condition or location of trails, features, or facilities shown on this map, or for occurrences on them, at any time whatsoever. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this map, but users are requested to report map corrections and trail information to This map was originally published as part of a printed guidebook, comprised of 70 numbered hikes, crafted for the 2015 ATC Biennial Conference.

Price: $ 0.99 USD

Vendor: Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Inc.

Category: Trails

Activities: Hiking

Published: 2015-July

Language: English

Size: 13.8 MB

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