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WHITNEY STATE FOREST
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The 147-acre Whitney State Forest is the perfect size for an early morning walk or an evening bike ride. The forest holds over six miles of trails that weave their way back and forth around a central fire road. These woods are primarily deciduous, making a beautiful spectacle come fall when the leaves change colors. The forest holds many familiar residents, with blue jay regularly heard scolding year- round and yellow-rumped warblers and ruby-crowned kinglets coming in thick as the weather begins to get colder. Spring is the most exciting time in the forest when many neotropical songbirds stop in. In addition to a variety of warblers and vireos, visitors should look out for scarlet tanagers and stunning rose-breasted grosbeaks. Summer is the best time to search for butterflies here when red-spotted purples flutter along the paths and tiny pearl crescents scatter through the wildflowers. Dragonflies to look out for include common whitetails and ebony jewelwings, especially along the streambed.


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June 16 Great Running Trails
Preparing for a Spartan Race and was looking for some good running trails in the Warrenton area. Good steep terrain in some areas. Well marked yet less than ideal trails (lots of tree roots and mud) will keep me coming back for more :-)
March 7 Close to home by Dyrholm
Whitney is not a huge park but it is great for an afternoon stroll. At first glance it appears limited but once you start getting off the main path and take the small paths you can find some great walks and experiences in nature. I usually bring my now 4 1/2 year old daughter and we do spot lots of different birds and have a good time.
August 26 It is a good little forest.
it does the job whether or be riding a horse or getting a few quick laps on a bike after work.


Area Campgrounds

Hillwood Camping Park
14222 Lee Highway
Gainesville, VA


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Hot Tub Heaven Vacation Cabins - Front Royal, VACottages and Cabins
An amazing getaway from hustle and bustle of everyday life. What do you have in mind A romantic weekend A family vacation Or, a weekend getaway with friends We recommend escaping to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
Web Site: HTHVA.com
26.9 miles from park*
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Directions
Return northwest on Vint Hill Road for 1.5 miles to US 15/Lee Highway. Go left (west) on US 15 for 9.7 miles to Lovers Lane. Turn right and follow this road west for 0.8 miles to Lees Ridge Road. Turn left (southwest) on Lees Ridge Road and follow it for 0.6 miles to Whitney State Forest on the right.

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