Spring is in the air! Let us put some Spring in your step! It’s time for an Outdoor Adventure along the many hiking trails near Fox Hill Bed and Breakfast. Maybe even go Geocaching nearby!

It is time to get out and stretch those legs. You and your four-legged friend need to smell the fresh mountain air in the Shenandoah Valley. Close to Fox Hill Bed and Breakfast Suites are many outdoor adventures. Scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a few roadside stops along the way are great for picnicking. How about hiking to the highest waterfall at Crabtree Falls, along the Maury River or the Natural Bridge State Park.

So where can you hike or find that Treasure?

GeocachingExplore the most popular trails near Lexington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you, or follow the The Gems of Rockbridge Geocaching Trail.

 

House Mountain Trail is one of the Hardest Trails to Hike

House Mountain TrailOne of the hardest trails in the area is House Mountain Trail. It is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lexington, Virginia with beautiful wild flowers and awesome views of the valley below. House Mountain is an iconic landmark in Rockbridge County comprised of two peaks known as Big House and Little House Mountains.

Both trails include a steep forty-five degree incline for about three-quarters of a mile with a less strenuous hike along the ridge at the top. These trails, used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Please leash your dog.

 

Two moderate trails just a short drive from Fox Hill are Spy Rock & Crabtree Falls

Spy Rock TrailSpy Rock Trail is a hike of about 6 miles, Moderately trafficked out and back trail is located near Montebello, Virginia. The features of this trail are beautiful wild flowers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but should be leashed.

Crabtree Falls Trail is almost a 3-mile trail located near Tyro, Virginia right off of Route 56 just five miles north of Fox Hill, but back into the wilderness of the Washington & Jefferson Forest.

Crabtree Falls Just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Crabtree Falls is not only the highest waterfall this side of the Mississippi River but is also Virginia’s most popular waterfall hike.

The entire way, you have the sound of the rushing waterfalls and the amazing, beautiful views!  Signs along the way, caution hikers about the danger along the trail and we suggest that you head these warnings.

The hike is short but offers rewarding views of the falls and some of Virginia’s finest scenery.
Please leash all four legged hikers & we know for sure that there is NO CELL service in the forest.

 

One of the easiest trails in the area is the Chessie Nature Trail

Chessie Trail HikeAt a length of  7 – 11 miles depending on the researcher is Chessie Trail. A walking trail located between Lexington and Buena Vista, along the former Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad right of way.  Also, following  along the Maury River make this trail most suitable for walking and running but has several fixed gates make the trail unsuitable for bicycles. The trail goes through private lands, including and active cattle farms (watch out for the cow patties). Dogs must be kept on leash.