The Best Hiking Trails in Virginia

Most Popular Virginia Hiking Trails

We've ranked the best places to hike in Virginia using our unique hiking trail popularity algorithm that accounts for the average rating and number of reviews for a trail, the number of people who have hiked or wish they could hike at that hiking trail. Sign up for a free account and vote for your favorite hiking trails by submitting a trail review or creating a hiking wishlist today!

New! Find the best hiking trails by city:
Richmond (6), Harrisonburg (3), Waynesboro (2), Front Royal (2), Lynchburg (2), Blacksburg (2)

Rank Hiking Trail Location
1. Appalachian Trail: VirginiaDamascus, Virginia
2. Natural Tunnel State ParkDuffield, Virginia
3. Great Falls National ParkMclean, Virginia
4. Manassas National Battlefield ParkManassas, Virginia
5. Pocahontas State ParkChesterfield, Virginia
6. Grayson Highlands State ParkMouth of Wilson, Virginia
7. Potomac Heritage TrailGreat Falls, Virginia
8. Sky Meadows State ParkParis, Virginia
9. River TrailMcLean, Virginia
10. Echo Lake ParkGlen Allen, Virginia
11. Great FallsMclean, Virginia
12. False Cape Natural Area PreserveVirginia Beach, Virginia
13. Old RagLuray, Virginia
14. Fountainhead Regional ParkFairfax, Virginia
15. First Landing State ParkVirginia Beach, Virginia
16. ButtermilkRichmond, Virginia
17. Virginia Creeper TrailAbingdon-Damascus, Virginia
18. York River State ParkWilliamsburg, Virginia
19. Shenandoah National ParkLuray, Virginia
20. The Southern TraverseHarrisonburg, Virginia
21. W&od TrailNorthern Virginia, Virginia
22. Horsepen Run/algoinkian ParkSterling, Virginia
23. Elizabeth FurnaceFront Royal, Virginia
24. Lake Accotink NetworkSpringfield, Virginia
25. Spotsylvania Courthouse BattlefieldSpotsylvania, Virginia
26. Shenandoah River State ParkBentonville, Virginia
27. Strasburg ReservoirFront Royal, Virginia
28. Belle IsleRichmond, Virginia
29. Freedom Park (aka:district Park)Yorktown, Virginia
30. Whitney State ForestWarrenton, Virginia
31. Carrollton Nike ParkSmithfield, Virginia
32. Dragon's BackSalem, Virginia
33. Bull Run Mountain ConservancyHaymarket, Virginia
34. Brush MountainBlacksburg, Virginia
35. Conway Robinson State ForestGainseville, Virginia
36. Crackers NeckRadford , Virginia
37. Indian River ParkChesapeake, Virginia
38. Massanutten Western SlopeKeezletown, Virginia
39. Blue Ridge Parkway: VirginiaWaynesboro, Virginia
40. Candlers MountainLynchburg, Virginia
41. Reddish KnobHarrisonburg, Virginia
42. Forest Hill ParkRichmond, Virginia
43. Powhite ParkRichmond, Virginia
44. Douthat State ParkBath County, Virginia
45. Grayson Co. Rec Park TrailIndependence, Virginia
46. Northbank TrailRichmond, Virginia
47. Two Creeks Trail AreaLeesburg, Virginia
48. Copper CreekHerndon, Virginia
49. Pandapas Pond TrailsBlacksburg, Virginia
50. Guest River TrailSt. Paul, Virginia
51. Lake MauryNewport News, Virginia
52. New River Trail State ParkGalax, Virginia
53. Carvin's Cove Trail systemRoanoke, Virginia
54. Peaks View ParkLynchburg, Virginia
55. Mill Mountain TrailsRoanoke, Virginia
56. Vance's CoveStrasburg, Virginia
57. Poor FarmsAshland, Virginia
58. Turkeycock MountainFranklin County, Virginia
59. Folkstone Park TrailHerndon, Virginia
60. Difficult RunReston, Virginia
61. Falling Creek ParkBedford, Virginia
62. Seven SistersWytheville, Virginia
63. Montvale TrailsRoanoke, Va, Virginia
64. Petersburg National BattlefieldPetersburg, Virginia
65. Hoffler Creek Wildlife PreservePortsmouth, Virginia
66. Kiptopeke State ParkKiptopeke, Virginia
67. Mason Neck State ParkLorton, Virginia
68. Appalachian Trail 073: Gravel Springs Gap to US 211 (Front Royal)Overall, Virginia
69. Appalachian Trail 050: Craig Creek Valley to VA 624Simmonsville, Virginia
70. Ellanor C. Lawrence ParkChantilly, Virginia
71. Riverbend Regional ParkGreat Falls, Virginia
72. John W. Flannagan Dam and ReservoirHaysi, Virginia
73. WakefieldAnnandale, Virginia
74. Deep RunRichmond, Virginia
75. Quantico TrailQuantico, Virginia
76. Laurel HillLorton, Virginia
77. Walnut CreekCharlottesville, Virginia
78. Montgomery Hall ParkStaunton, Virginia
79. Lake FairfaxReston, Virginia
80. Rocktown Trails At Hillandale ParkHarrisonburg, Virginia
81. I.c. Dehart Trail SystemWool Wine, Virginia
82. Preddy CreekRuckersville, Virginia
83. Sherando Lakes Recreation AreaWaynesboro, Virginia
84. Appalachian Trail 038: Dickey Gap to Brushy MountainTroutdale, Virginia
85. Appalachian Trail 039: Brushy Mountain to Great ValleyMarion, Virginia
86. Appalachian Trail 040: Great Valley to Rich ValleyAtkins, Virginia
87. Appalachian Trail 041: Rich Valley to Garden MountainCeres, Virginia
88. Appalachian Trail 052: US 220 to Black Horse GapDaleville, Virginia
89. Appalachian Trail 059: Blue Ridge Parkway to Long Mountain WaysideBuena Vista, Virginia
90. Appalachian Trail 049: Sinking Creek to Craig Creek ValleySimmonsville, Virginia
91. Appalachian Trail 048: Johns Creek Valley to Sinking CreekJohns Creek, Virginia
92. Appalachian Trail 046: New River to Stony Creek ValleyPearisburg, Virginia
93. Booker T. Washington National MonumentHardy, Virginia
94. Sugar HollowCharlottesville, Virginia
95. Hungry Mother State ParkMarion, Virginia
96. Bear Creek Lake State ParkCumberland, Virginia
97. Breaks Interstate ParkGrundy, Virginia
98. Claytor Lake State ParkDublin, Virginia
99. Fairy Stone State ParkStuart, Virginia
100. Bush Mill Stream Natural Area PreserveHeathsvile, Virginia

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