Re: Rapidan newbie Help Needed
The Rapidan is slightly bigger and has much better access with a trail or road that runs alongside it the entire way. It gets much more pressure.
The Rose is slightly higher gradient and gets about average pressure for that part of the park.
Both are excellent streams that hold a lot of wild brookies. In my personal opinion, the Rapidan has more trout but they are tougher to catch due to the pressure. The Rose has more naive trout, but you have to put in more work (hike further, no stream-side trail) to catch them.