Saint Mary’s Wilderness

Enjoy this 6.9-km out-and-back trail.
St. Mary’s Wilderness is one of the most famous hikes for hot weather. This is a beautiful water hike that requires crossing cold mountain streams with NO bridge 🙂 The water is only 3 inches (76 mm) deep, but it will be refreshing. You’ll have to walk over slippery rocks and navigate over the stream. Are you up to the challenge?!  You’ll need to wear water shoes or old athletic shoes that are okay to get wet. We will pass a Walmart on our drive, so those who don’t have the right shoes can purchase water shoes there ($15-$20).

On the way back from the hike, we will stop at a historic church in Staunton, Virginia, and eat a delicious dinner together!

Meet at UVA Clock Tower at 9:00 AM
Get back to UVA around 7:00 PM
Register here
If you have any trouble with registration, just email and we will be happy to help.
Registration cost: $15, which covers gas and dinner after the hike.

What to Bring: Water bottle, Lunch in a backpack to eat beside the Falls, Towel – leave it in the van/car in case you want to dry off before the return drive, water shoes or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and $10 for water shoes.

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