Waterfall Wednesday: White Oak Canyon, Va.

Ellen Matis

Each week, Recreation News takes you to a new waterfall in the Mid-Atlantic. This week, see White Oak Canyon in Virginia.

State: Virginia

Natural waterslides can be found at the park.
Natural waterslides can be found at the park.

Location: Syria

Height: N/A

The hike to White Oak Canyon is considered to be one of the best in Shenandoah National Park. Two scenic spots are found along the 4-mile trail.

More information: According to Hiking Upward, the trail can be steep in sections but is still OK for families to hike. 

It can be busy in the peak seasons of spring and fall.

How to get there:

While you’re there:

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is great recreation escape. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or picnic with the family. The park boasts 200,000 acres of protected lands.

More information: http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm

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