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Skyland-Big Meadows Horse Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

7.2 mile 11.5 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,166' 356 m
Descent: -1,018' -310 m
High: 3,685' 1,123 m
Low: 2,910' 887 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

One of the most popular horse trails in the park, from the Byrd Visitor Center northeast past Hawksbill Gap

Zander Göpfert

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

Description

Shenandoah National Park has over 500 miles of trails for visitors to enjoy, over 180 of which are open to horse use. This is one of several horse trails that can range in grade, tread, and length. Visitors are encouraged to take part in one of the parks guided trail tours that are offered from the spring season through the fall. For more information on guided horseback tours, see the parks website.

Visitors are also allowed to bring their own horses to experience the horse trails on their own. For more information on horse trails and personal horse use within the park, please visit the parks website, or call (540) 999-3500.

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Along Skyline Drive.
Jan 20, 2016 near Stanley, VA
The start of the Rose River Fire Road just off the Skyline Drive.
May 15, 2016 near Stanley, VA
The start of the Fire Road just off the Skyline Drive.
Mar 19, 2016 near Stanley, VA

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