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Graves Mill Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 434' 132 m
Descent: -16' -5 m
High: 1,332' 406 m
Low: 913' 278 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Terra Pacem

A beautiful trail that provides a quiet, more remote option on the east side of Shenandoah.

Terra Pacem

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers

In addition to runners, the trail is open to horses, mules and dogs on a leash. No bikes allowed.

Description

The Graves Mill Trail is a relatively easy run that parallels the Rapidan River. The trailhead is a small gravel parking area at the end of Route 662. This is a no-fee entrance to Shenandoah National Park.

The trailhead is somewhat isolated but in a safe, rural area. This beautiful trail is well-marked and almost completely shaded during spring through fall.

The Rapidan River is a beautiful fast running stream that provides for catch and release fishing. The run crosses two streams that most runners find easy to cross using river rock/boulders. This is not a busy trail and it is normal to run up and back and see only a few fellow runners.

The closest store for food, drinks, and gas is in Wolftown, about seven miles from the trailhead. There are several trails that connect to Graves Mill trail if you want a longer route.

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Photos

A creek crossing made up of large rocks and boulders.
Jun 10, 2016 near Madison, VA
Heading up the Staunton River Trail.
Jun 30, 2016 near Madison, VA
Coming up on the rocky creek crossing.
Jun 10, 2016 near Madison, VA
Graves Mill Trail next to the Rapidan River.
Jun 10, 2016 near Madison, VA
The parking area and start of the Graves Mill Trail.
Jun 10, 2016 near Madison, VA
A trail post marking the Graves Mill Trail.
Jun 10, 2016 near Madison, VA

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