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The Best Hiking in Purcellville

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Top hiking spots in and near Purcellville

  • Waterford, Virginia

    Hike the Historical Phillips Farm in Waterford

    4.0
    1 mi / 10 ft gain
    This leisurely hike starts at the Old Mill at Waterford in Waterford, Virginia. You can find parking along the side of the road right near the mill.  As you walk down and past the mill you'll see a fence and the beginning of the trail. This is a short, 1 mile hike and almost completely flat. If y...
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  • Bluemont, Virginia

    Bear's Den Park Trail

    1.61 mi / 289 ft gain
    Bear's Den Park Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bluemont, Virginia.
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  • Bluemont, Virginia

    Hike to Bears Den Overlook

    4.4
    1 mi
    Bears Den is a collection of rocks and boulders that overlooks the Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, just off the Appalachian Trail. You have two options to access this overlook: park at the bottom of the mountain and hike up to the overlook via the trail, or drive to the top and access the...
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  • Bluemont, Virginia

    Hike to Raven Rock

    4.3
    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Starting at a small parking lot right off of Route 7 (wuick right onto Pine Grove Road) this hike takes you North on the Appalachian Trail in a very hilly/rocky part of the trail. Expect to gain and lose 300 feet+ multiple times! It's about 2.5 miles each way so budget at least a few hours to go ...
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  • Cool Spring Path South Parking, Virginia

    Hike Cool Spring Path

    4.0
    2 mi / 70 ft gain
    The Cool Spring Path South is an old golf course that has been and still is in the process of being returned to its natural state by Shenandoah University. The paved paths from the golf course make this an easy hike for anyone. For those who may be in a wheelchair, this loop should be fully acces...
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  • Purcellville, Virginia

    Appalachian Trail: Keys Gap to David Lesser Memorial Shelter

    6.9 mi / 801 ft gain
    Appalachian Trail: Keys Gap to David Lesser Memorial Shelter is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
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  • Leesburg, Virginia

    Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

    2.79 mi / 259 ft gain
    Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Leesburg, Virginia.
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  • Leesburg, Virginia

    Ball's Bluff Regional Park Loop

    1.89 mi / 177 ft gain
    Ball's Bluff Regional Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Leesburg, Virginia.
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  • Leesburg, Virginia

    Ball's Bluff Regional Park Loop via Potomac Heritage Trail

    2.26 mi / 331 ft gain
    Ball's Bluff Regional Park Loop via Potomac Heritage Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Leesburg, Virginia.
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  • Dickerson, Maryland

    Hike along the C&O Canal: Whites Ferry to Edwards Ferry

    5.0
    10 mi / 165 ft gain
    Park in the lot on Whites Ferry road and hop on the Chesapeake Ohio towpath. This is an out-and-back so you can make it as short as you want or up to 10 miles. Great for familes and dog friendly!
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  • Purcellville, Virginia

    Farmstead Loop and Piney Run Spur

    2.22 mi / 289 ft gain
    Farmstead Loop and Piney Run Spur is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Purcellville, Virginia.
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  • Leesburg, Virginia

    Hike the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Loop

    5.0
    1.2 mi / 100 ft gain
    Red Rock Wilderness Overlook provides 60+ acres of trails to explore right in Leesburg, Virginia. The site is home to some ruins and buildings from the late 1800's and is a wonderful spot for picnics, hiking, trail running, and geocaching.The preferable loop is to take the trail that leads straig...
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  • Leesburg, Virginia

    Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park

    1.39 mi / 85 ft gain
    Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Leesburg, Virginia.
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  • Bluemont, Virginia

    Buzzard Hill via Appalachian Trail

    3.34 mi / 633 ft gain
    Buzzard Hill via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bluemont, Virginia.
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  • Bluemont, Virginia

    Hike to Hollow Brook Falls

    4.0
    2 mi / 300 ft gain
    This hike will start on the Appalachian Trail and will take you to a beautiful set of falls.  When you arrive at the location you will see numerous spots along the side of the road to park. You'll need to look for the white blaze for the Appalachian Trail (it will head up from the parking area). ...
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  • Mount Weather, Virginia

    Ashby Hollow via Appalachian Trail

    5.42 mi / 1594 ft gain
    Ashby Hollow via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Bluemont, Virginia.
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