Trail Run Project Logo

Story of the Forest Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An easy run that takes you from the Big Meadows Campground to the Byrd Visitor Center.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.5

KM

93%

Runnable

3,594' 1,095 m

High

3,460' 1,055 m

Low

93' 28 m

Up

148' 45 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This informative nature trail is great for those seeking a short trail, or a trail that features some of the natural and local history.

Description

This trail is 1 mile if running one-way from the campground to the Byrd Visitor Center. Otherwise it can be done as a 1.8 mile circuit run. The trail passes through forest and connects with a paved walkway. From the Byrd Visitor Center exit, turn right and follow the sidewalk to trail entrance. At the paved walkway turn left to return to visitor center, or to avoid pavement, retrace your steps.

The nature trail provides a self-guided tour, where visitors can learn about the native plant and animal species, as well as some local history.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, black bears, salamanders, chipmunks, and other woodland critters!

Contacts

Shared By:

Michaela Davis-Rigney

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 4 votes

#4117

Overall
  3.8 from 4 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
75%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Recommended Route Rankings

#128

in Virginia

#4,117

Overall
15 Views Last Month
1,114 Since Dec 1, 2015
Easy/Intermediate

75%
0%
25%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Shenandoah National Park
Dec 6, 2017 near Stanley, VA

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 7 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none