Trail Run Project Logo

Thornton River Upper Trail

 1 vote

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers

 

87% 

Runnable

Singletrack

0' 0 m

Ascent

-1,258' -383 m

Descent

2,607' 795 m

High

1,349' 411 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Unknown

Update

A moderate descent off of Skyline Drive toward the Hull School Trail and Thornton River Lower Trail.

Larry W. Brown

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Spring — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Description

This trail was once the Thornton Hollow fire road. Starting from the parking area off of Skyline Drive, it dives steeply at first and then begins to level out. About 2.5 miles from the start, the trail heads across the Hull School Trail, then continues to the park boundary along the Thornton River Lower Trail.

The Thornton River and Hull School trails are fun to explore if you have enough time and energy.

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this trail description. If you’re interested in learning more details about great runs, weather, camping / lodging, wildlife, and scenic drives, check out the comprehensive Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear Rating

4.0 from 1 vote


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#6537

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#192

in Virginia

#6,537

Overall
11 Views Last Month
125 Since May 5, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running