This is a modified version of Vicki’s Death March, starting at the Whiteoak Canyon Trailhead off of Weakley Hollow Road.
This clockwise loop starts at the Whiteoak Canyon Trailhead off of Weakley Hollow Road. Begin with a 5.7 mile climb to the summit of Hawksbill, the highest point in Shenandoah National Park. From there it’s 4.6 miles of smooth ridge running on the Appalachian Trail (AT) northbound to Skyland, where a snack bar is available in season for food and drink. Continue north on the AT past Stony Man to Corbin Cabin Cutoff (mile 14.4). Leave the AT, cross Skyline Drive, and descend into Nicholson Hollow. At State Route 600 (paved, mile 19.6), take a right and join Weakley Hollow Fire Road at the Old Rag Trailhead. Follow this and the Berry Hollow Fire Road back to Whiteoak Canyon. Numerous fire roads and other trails offer shortcuts, particularly from Skyland or Corbin Cabin.