Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
White Oak Canyon Trail
The time has finally come for the UVa community to participate in the age-old tradition of getting hammered in a muddy field and for me to avoid it like the plague. My first anti-Foxfield hike as a young-yet-already-bitter 1st year was at White Oak Canyon, so it only seems fitting that my last be there as well.
White Oak Canyon and Cedar Run form a 9.6-mile loop with about 3200 feet in elevation gain. It’s not easy, per se, but if you’re in reasonably good shape you should be fine. There’s some pretty spectacular waterfalls to admire, plus a natural rock water slide. In my humble opinion, it’s one of the best full-day hikes in the area.
We’ll leave from Echols at 9am, get to the trailhead around 10-10:15, get back to the parking lot around 3-4ish, and get back to Cville around 5. I set the end time to 6 just to make sure we’re within that margin.
Drivers will be reimbursed for gas (plus a 50% tip)!
Priority goes to national park pass holders!
WHAT TO BRING:
– Hiking boots/sturdy shoes
– A warm layer if you’re easily chilled
– At least 1L of water
– Sunscreen or rain-gear, weather depending
– swimming suit & towel if you’re brave enough to do the water slide in 50-degree water
– $5 for SNP parking pass.