Turk Mountain Out and Back
ElevationAscent: 614' 187 m
Descent: -613' -187 m
High: 2,938' 896 m
Low: 2,530' 771 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
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“A great, short run to the summit of Turk Mountain.”— Larry W. Brown
Starting from the Turk Gap Trailhead, follow the white-blazed AT south (across Skyline Drive from the parking area). Go 0.1 mile to the marker post and turn right. The Turk Mountain Trail descends into the saddle between Turk Mountain and the main ridge, then climbs easily to the summit, from where there's an outstanding view to west at the top of rock talus slope.
Once you are done taking in the scenery, return back to your car the way you came.
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.
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