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 (5), Harrisonburg (4), Waynesboro (3), Blacksburg (3), Simmonsville (2), Virginia Beach (2)

Rank Hiking Trail Location
1. Appalachian Trail: VirginiaDamascus, Virginia
2. Natural Tunnel State ParkDuffield, Virginia
3. Great Falls National ParkMclean, Virginia
4. Potomac Heritage TrailGreat Falls, Virginia
5. Shenandoah National ParkLuray, Virginia
6. Pocahontas State ParkChesterfield, Virginia
7. York River State ParkWilliamsburg, Virginia
8. Manassas National Battlefield ParkManassas, Virginia
9. Grayson Highlands State ParkMouth of Wilson, Virginia
10. Forest Hill ParkRichmond, Virginia
11. Sky Meadows State ParkParis, Virginia
12. Great FallsMclean, Virginia
13. River TrailMcLean, Virginia
14. Massanutten Western SlopeKeezletown, Virginia
15. Poor FarmsAshland, 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. Pandapas Pond TrailsBlacksburg, Virginia
29. Philpott LakeBassett, Virginia
30. Ellanor C. Lawrence ParkChantilly, Virginia
31. Spotsylvania Courthouse BattlefieldSpotsylvania, Virginia
32. Northbank TrailRichmond, Virginia
33. Appalachian Trail 076: Ashby Gap to Snickers Gap (VA 7)Boyce, Virginia
34. Lake Accotink NetworkSpringfield, Virginia
35. Elizabeth FurnaceFront Royal, Virginia
36. Copper CreekHerndon, Virginia
37. Bear Creek Lake State ParkCumberland, Virginia
38. Wolf Ridge TrailHarrisonburg, Virginia
39. Strasburg ReservoirFront Royal, Virginia
40. Reddish KnobHarrisonburg, Virginia
41. Shenandoah River State ParkBentonville, Virginia
42. Freedom Park (aka:district Park)Yorktown, Virginia
43. Folkstone Park TrailHerndon, Virginia
44. Whitney State ForestWarrenton, Virginia
45. Carrollton Nike ParkSmithfield, Virginia
46. Dragon's BackSalem, Virginia
47. Bull Run Mountain ConservancyHaymarket, Virginia
48. Brush MountainBlacksburg, Virginia
49. Deep RunRichmond, Virginia
50. Conway Robinson State ForestGainseville, Virginia
51. Crackers NeckRadford , Virginia
52. Hoffler Creek Wildlife PreservePortsmouth, Virginia
53. Powhite ParkRichmond, Virginia
54. Douthat State ParkBath County, Virginia
55. Grayson Co. Rec Park TrailIndependence, Virginia
56. Two Creeks Trail AreaLeesburg, Virginia
57. Walnut CreekCharlottesville, Virginia
58. Montgomery Hall ParkStaunton, Virginia
59. Guest River TrailSt. Paul, Virginia
60. Lake MauryNewport News, Virginia
61. Rocktown Trails At Hillandale ParkHarrisonburg, Virginia
62. Sugar HollowCharlottesville, Virginia
63. Goshen Pass Natural Area PreserveRockbridge, Virginia
64. Westmoreland State ParkMontross, Virginia
65. Riverbend Regional ParkGreat Falls, Virginia
66. Candlers MountainLynchburg, Virginia
67. New River Trail State ParkGalax, Virginia
68. Carvin's Cove Trail systemRoanoke, Virginia
69. Peaks View ParkLynchburg, Virginia
70. Mill Mountain TrailsRoanoke, Virginia
71. Vance's CoveStrasburg, Virginia
72. Appalachian Trail 073: Gravel Springs Gap to US 211 (Front Royal)Overall, Virginia
73. Appalachian Trail 050: Craig Creek Valley to VA 624Simmonsville, Virginia
74. Appalachian Trail 046: New River to Stony Creek ValleyPearisburg, Virginia
75. Appalachian Trail 048: Johns Creek Valley to Sinking CreekJohns Creek, Virginia
76. Appalachian Trail 049: Sinking Creek to Craig Creek ValleySimmonsville, Virginia
77. Appalachian Trail 052: US 220 to Black Horse GapDaleville, Virginia
78. Appalachian Trail 059: Blue Ridge Parkway to Long Mountain WaysideBuena Vista, Virginia
79. Appalachian Trail 038: Dickey Gap to Brushy MountainTroutdale, Virginia
80. Appalachian Trail 039: Brushy Mountain to Great ValleyMarion, Virginia
81. Appalachian Trail 040: Great Valley to Rich ValleyAtkins, Virginia
82. Appalachian Trail 041: Rich Valley to Garden MountainCeres, Virginia
83. Appalachian Trail 043: US 21 to VA 608Bastian, Virginia
84. Appalachian Trail 062: Fish Hatchery Road to Tye RiverMontebello, Virginia
85. Appalachian Trail 063: Tye River to Reeds GapTyro, Virginia
86. Pandapas Pond - Jacobs LadderBlacksburg, Virginia
87. Appalachian Trail 047: Stony Creek Valley to Johns Creek ValleyPembroke, Virginia
88. Appalachian Trail 053: Black Horse Gap to Bearwallow GapBlue Ridge, Virginia
89. Appalachian Trail 055: Jennings Creek Road to Parkers Gap RoadBuchanan, Virginia
90. Appalachian Trail 060: Long Mountain Wayside to Salt Log GapBuena Vista, Virginia
91. Appalachian Trail 066: Jarman Gap to Browns GapWaynesboro, Virginia
92. Appalachian Trail 070: Fishers Gap to Skyland Service RoadStanley, Virginia
93. Appalachian Trail 042: Garden Mountain to US 21Burkes Garden, Virginia
94. Turkeycock MountainFranklin County, Virginia
95. Difficult RunReston, Virginia
96. Falling Creek ParkBedford, Virginia
97. Seven SistersWytheville, Virginia
98. Montvale TrailsRoanoke, Va, Virginia
99. Petersburg National BattlefieldPetersburg, Virginia
100. Blue Ridge Parkway: VirginiaWaynesboro, Virginia