Dog friendly must be kept on a leash
The Great Channels features a maze of slot canyons similar to what you may find in the southwest. The hike is a hidden gem and you will find nothing else in Virginia quite like it.
This is one of Virginia’s most geologically fascinating areas. This 6.6 mile out-and-back takes you down into a network of maze-like crevices formed in soft sandstone.
Learn more: The Channels Natural Area Preserve
Fun Fact: The Channels has only been accessible to the public for a little over a decade. It’s one of Virginia’s newer hikes!