Channels

For National Get Outdoors Day, travel editor Jess Daddio hit up The Channels Natural Area Preserve in southwest Virginia for a great day of hiking and sandstone bluff exploring. The Channels are an impressive geological feat, with endless passageways and hidden rooms that, over time, were carved away by water. You can clamber on top of the rocks to get an epic view of the surrounding mountains.

To check out the hike, check out the Virginia Department of Forestry’s brochure. For more photos, take a look at Blue Ridge Outdoor’s Facebook page!