This year, SDM kick’s off the July 4 Trifecta runs. This clockwise loop begins with a climb up Whiteoak Canyon and its numerous waterfalls, culminating with a summit of Hawksbill, the highest point in Shenandoah National Park. From there, we traverse the Blue Ridge northward on the Appalachian Trail to Skyland, with a general store stocked with drinks and snacks (please bring money). Then it’s off to Stony Man and then a descent down Nicholson Hollow to Weakley Hollow and Berry Hollow Fire Roads back to Whiteoak Canyon.
More details on the loop, including turnsheets, are on Furbutt’s Favorites.
Last updated June 21, 2021