This past weekend a few friends and I checked out Old Rag Mountain and the White Oak Canyon Trail in Syria, VA. This 8.8 mile trail takes you through some tough terrain. Lots of rocks and a few water crossings make the trail both adventurous and beautiful. This trail is not advisable for pets and small children.
We started at the bottom of the mountain off of Old Rag Road and hiked up near the top which leads to Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. Parking was a bit tight but if you have an SUV you can cross a small creek to get to additional parking, porta potties and the entrance to the trail. Next time we hit this trail we are going to pack a small backpack with water and snack. Make sure you bring a small camera because the waterfalls and small pools are beautiful.
Back in town and up next......Trailside Park in Ashburn, VA!