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 (4), Waynesboro (3), Herndon (2), Virginia Beach (2), Simmonsville (2)

Rank Hiking Trail Location
1. Appalachian Trail: VirginiaDamascus, Virginia
2. Natural Tunnel State ParkDuffield, Virginia
3. Great Falls National ParkMclean, Virginia
4. Shenandoah National ParkLuray, Virginia
5. Pocahontas State ParkChesterfield, Virginia
6. York River State ParkWilliamsburg, Virginia
7. Manassas National Battlefield ParkManassas, Virginia
8. Grayson Highlands State ParkMouth of Wilson, Virginia
9. Forest Hill ParkRichmond, Virginia
10. Sky Meadows State ParkParis, Virginia
11. Great FallsMclean, Virginia
12. River TrailMcLean, Virginia
13. Potomac Heritage TrailGreat Falls, Virginia
14. Poor FarmsAshland, Virginia
15. Massanutten Western SlopeKeezletown, Virginia
16. Echo Lake ParkGlen Allen, Virginia
17. False Cape Natural Area PreserveVirginia Beach, Virginia
18. Humpback RockWaynesboro, Virginia
19. Old RagLuray, Virginia
20. Fountainhead Regional ParkFairfax, Virginia
21. First Landing State ParkVirginia Beach, Virginia
22. Virginia Creeper TrailAbingdon-Damascus, Virginia
23. W&od TrailNorthern Virginia, Virginia
24. Horsepen Run/algoinkian ParkSterling, Virginia
25. Belle IsleRichmond, Virginia
26. Indian River ParkChesapeake, Virginia
27. The Southern TraverseHarrisonburg, Virginia
28. Ellanor C. Lawrence ParkChantilly, Virginia
29. Pandapas Pond TrailsBlacksburg, Virginia
30. Philpott LakeBassett, Virginia
31. Spotsylvania Courthouse BattlefieldSpotsylvania, Virginia
32. Northbank TrailRichmond, Virginia
33. Lake Accotink NetworkSpringfield, Virginia
34. Elizabeth FurnaceFront Royal, Virginia
35. Copper CreekHerndon, Virginia
36. Bear Creek Lake State ParkCumberland, Virginia
37. Wolf Ridge TrailHarrisonburg, Virginia
38. Strasburg ReservoirFront Royal, Virginia
39. Reddish KnobHarrisonburg, Virginia
40. Shenandoah River State ParkBentonville, Virginia
41. Freedom Park (aka:district Park)Yorktown, Virginia
42. Folkstone Park TrailHerndon, Virginia
43. Whitney State ForestWarrenton, Virginia
44. Carrollton Nike ParkSmithfield, Virginia
45. Dragon's BackSalem, Virginia
46. Bull Run Mountain ConservancyHaymarket, Virginia
47. Brush MountainBlacksburg, Virginia
48. Deep RunRichmond, Virginia
49. Conway Robinson State ForestGainseville, Virginia
50. Crackers NeckRadford , Virginia
51. Riverbend Regional ParkGreat Falls, Virginia
52. Powhite ParkRichmond, Virginia
53. Douthat State ParkBath County, Virginia
54. Grayson Co. Rec Park TrailIndependence, Virginia
55. Two Creeks Trail AreaLeesburg, Virginia
56. Walnut CreekCharlottesville, Virginia
57. Montgomery Hall ParkStaunton, Virginia
58. Guest River TrailSt. Paul, Virginia
59. Lake MauryNewport News, Virginia
60. Rocktown Trails At Hillandale ParkHarrisonburg, Virginia
61. Sugar HollowCharlottesville, Virginia
62. Goshen Pass Natural Area PreserveRockbridge, Virginia
63. Candlers MountainLynchburg, Virginia
64. New River Trail State ParkGalax, Virginia
65. Carvin's Cove Trail systemRoanoke, Virginia
66. Peaks View ParkLynchburg, Virginia
67. Mill Mountain TrailsRoanoke, Virginia
68. Vance's CoveStrasburg, Virginia
69. Turkeycock MountainFranklin County, Virginia
70. Difficult RunReston, Virginia
71. Falling Creek ParkBedford, Virginia
72. Seven SistersWytheville, Virginia
73. Montvale TrailsRoanoke, Va, Virginia
74. Blue Ridge Parkway: VirginiaWaynesboro, Virginia
75. Petersburg National BattlefieldPetersburg, Virginia
76. Hoffler Creek Wildlife PreservePortsmouth, Virginia
77. Kiptopeke State ParkKiptopeke, Virginia
78. Mason Neck State ParkLorton, Virginia
79. Rockwood ParkRichmond, Virginia
80. Appalachian Trail 073: Gravel Springs Gap to US 211 (Front Royal)Overall, Virginia
81. Appalachian Trail 050: Craig Creek Valley to VA 624Simmonsville, Virginia
82. Appalachian Trail 038: Dickey Gap to Brushy MountainTroutdale, Virginia
83. Appalachian Trail 039: Brushy Mountain to Great ValleyMarion, Virginia
84. Appalachian Trail 040: Great Valley to Rich ValleyAtkins, Virginia
85. Appalachian Trail 041: Rich Valley to Garden MountainCeres, Virginia
86. Appalachian Trail 052: US 220 to Black Horse GapDaleville, Virginia
87. Appalachian Trail 059: Blue Ridge Parkway to Long Mountain WaysideBuena Vista, Virginia
88. Appalachian Trail 049: Sinking Creek to Craig Creek ValleySimmonsville, Virginia
89. Appalachian Trail 048: Johns Creek Valley to Sinking CreekJohns Creek, Virginia
90. Appalachian Trail 046: New River to Stony Creek ValleyPearisburg, Virginia
91. John W. Flannagan Dam and ReservoirHaysi, Virginia
92. WakefieldAnnandale, Virginia
93. Quantico TrailQuantico, Virginia
94. Laurel HillLorton, Virginia
95. Lake FairfaxReston, Virginia
96. I.c. Dehart Trail SystemWool Wine, Virginia
97. Preddy CreekRuckersville, Virginia
98. Sherando Lakes Recreation AreaWaynesboro, Virginia
99. Appalachian Trail 043: US 21 to VA 608Bastian, Virginia
100. Booker T. Washington National MonumentHardy, Virginia