April 12, 2024

Challenging

Challenging hikes involve some rugged terrain and are often in remote locations.  Expect to spend several hours on the trail.  Elevation gain is typically less than 1,000 feet and may be steep at times.  If you are looking to transition into mountain hiking, these hikes are a good place to start.  Hikers should be in good physical condition and wear proper attire.  A day pack with water, food, first aid supplies is strongly recommended.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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PAST EVENTS

***CANCELLED*** Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 04/23/2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shenandoah Sampler - Spring 2017 (Day Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 04/29/2017 - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
White Blaze Trail Daze Part 3: Jones Run to Pinefield Gap (Day Hike, 11.2 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 05/06/2017 - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park (Day Hike, 5-7 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 05/20/2017 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 05/28/2017 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gappy Trails 2017: Fridley Gap (Day Hike, 5-7 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 06/03/2017 - 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Gappy Trails 2017: Ashby Gap (Day Hike, 8-10 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 06/17/2017 - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 06/18/2017 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunset Hike: Pocahontas State Park (Local Hike, 5-7 Miles, Challenging) ***CANCELED*** - Tuesday, 06/20/2017 - 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Knob Mountain & Jeremy's Run (Backpacking Trip) - Saturday, 07/01/2017 - Sunday, 07/02/2017 - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Waller Mill Park (Hike/Kayak/Picnic) - Sunday, 07/09/2017 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
7 Mile Circuit & A Swim in the James (Local Hike, 7-9 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 08/12/2017 - 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 08/20/2017 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 09/17/2017 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shenandoah Classics: Hawksbill Mountain/Franklin Cliffs (Day Hike, 9 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 10/07/2017 - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 10/15/2017 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
James River North Bank/Buttermilk Loop (Local Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Monday, 10/30/2017 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Mountain & Mt. Pleasant (Backpacking, 12 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 11/04/2017 - Sunday, 11/05/2017 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 11/19/2017 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CANCELLED - Gappy Trails 2017: Brown's Gap/Jones Run/Doyle's River (Day Hike, 8-10 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 12/09/2017 - 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 12/17/2017 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gappy Trails 2018: Brown's Gap/Jones Run/Doyle's River (Day Hike, 8-10 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 01/27/2018 - 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
A Fistful Of Hollers: Nicholson Hollow (Day Hike, 8-10 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 02/17/2018 - 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fortune's Cove Nature Preserve (Day Hike, 5.5 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 03/31/2018 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 04/15/2018 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Make-Up Hike: White Blaze Trail Daze Part 3 - Jones Run to Pinefield Gap (Day Hike, 11.2 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 04/28/2018 - 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cold Mountain/Mt. Pleasant...The Redux (Backpacking, Moderate) - Saturday, 05/05/2018 - Sunday, 05/06/2018 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Long Flat Hikes - Tobacco Heritage Trail (Day Hike, 14-16 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 05/12/2018 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Long Flat Hikes - Pocahontas State Park (Day Hike, 14 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 07/07/2018 - 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 7.5 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 09/30/2018 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Devils & Dinosaurs (Day Hike/Roadside Attraction, 9 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 11/03/2018 - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Looper (2nd Edition) – Pocahontas State Park (Day Hike, 14 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 11/10/2018 - 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
A Fistful Of Hollers: Broad Hollow (Day Hike, 6-7 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 12/01/2018 - 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Virginia Delights – Sky Meadows State Park (Day Hike, 7 Miles, Moderate) - Sunday, 12/16/2018 - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 7.5 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 12/30/2018 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Blue Blazes! Rocky Mount - Gap Run (Day Hike, 8 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 02/09/2019 - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Hightop Mountain Hike & Cosmic Tubing (Day Hike & Tubing, Challenging) - Saturday, 02/16/2019 - 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 7.5 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 03/17/2019 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Looper (3rd Edition) – Pocahontas State Park (Day Hike, 14 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 03/23/2019 - 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cold Mountain/Mt. Pleasant (Backpacking, Moderate) - Saturday, 05/18/2019 - Sunday, 05/19/2019 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Looper (4th Edition) – Pocahontas State Park (Day Hike, 14 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 06/29/2019 - 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Humpback Rocks/Dobie Mountain (Day Hike, 6-8 Miles, Challenging) - Saturday, 11/23/2019 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Michie Tavern & Charlottesville Walking Tour (Lunch & Urban Hike, 7 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 12/15/2019 - 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 7.5 Miles, Challenging) - Sunday, 02/23/2020 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sundays On The James (Local Hike, 7.5 Miles, Challenging) ***CANCELED*** - Sunday, 03/29/2020 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Return to Mt. LeConte (National Park Trip, 3 Nights/4 Days) ***CANCELED*** - Friday, 05/08/2020 - Monday, 05/11/2020 - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm