Virginia Hiking Map

There are plenty of public lands in Virginia, many of which offer hiking opportunities. These range from the coastal plans in Eastern Virginia up into the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains in the Western part of the state.

Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a single map that puts all of these hiking opportunities in one place. The agencies involved include both public (National Park Service, US Forest Service, Virginia Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, among many others) and private entities (The Nature Conservancy). I’ve decided to try and create a map that includes all of these hiking opportunities, mostly for myself so I can know where to go to hike, but I also hope it is useful to other people.

Some of these pins point to individual trails, ranging in length from 0.3 miles to over 15 miles; some of these pins, especially ones for the National Park Service, US Forest Service, and the Virginia State Parks, go to entire complexes of trails that could range upwards of dozens of miles of trails.

This is very much a work in progress and is a very subjective exercise. This is not a map of all public lands in Virginia (that map can be found on the Virginia Outdoor Plan), and I tried to exclude most lands that are only available by advance reservation. Some may require fees, some may require you to buy permits in advance, and any of these could be closed for any reason (such as hunting or conservation work) at any time. Please check each place’s website before going and call if you have any questions.