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110 mi 177 km of trail 9 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 12 Trails Intermediate Trails 30 Trails Hard Trails 7 Trails

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gem Favorite Overall Run Falls, as seen from the rock viewpoint on Overall Run Trail. At 93 feet, it is the largest waterfall in the park.

Overall Run Falls

(15) Washington, VA
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Elkwallow Picnic Area

(3) Washington, VA

Recommended Routes in North District - 9

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Favorite Couldn't walk for a couple of days afterwards but boy was it worth every step! - October 2010
Difficult

Little Devil Stairs Loop

5.5 mi 8.9 km 1,453' Up 442.8 m Up 1,429' Down 435.54 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite Fire road leading north from Compton Gap Parking Area.
Intermediate

Compton Gap to Compton Peak

2.3 mi 3.7 km 617' Up 187.93 m Up 617' Down 188.17 m Down

Front R…, VA
Favorite Sunset in Shenandoah
Intermediate/Difficult

Neighbor Mountain - Jeremys Run Loop

14.0 mi 22.5 km 2,503' Up 762.95 m Up 2,509' Down 764.82 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite Overall Run Falls, as seen from the rock viewpoint on Overall Run Trail. At 93 feet, it is the largest waterfall in the park.
Intermediate/Difficult

Overall Run Falls

6.3 mi 10.2 km 1,348' Up 410.97 m Up 1,348' Down 410.94 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite More fog along Dickey Ridge.
Intermediate

Dickey Ridge Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km 833' Up 253.75 m Up 829' Down 252.58 m Down

Front R…, VA
Favorite Creek just above the falls
Easy/Intermediate

Lands Run Falls

1.2 mi 1.9 km 289' Up 88.06 m Up 289' Down 88.04 m Down

Front R…, VA
Favorite Fire road leading north from Compton Gap Parking Area.
Intermediate

Compton Gap North

1.5 mi 2.4 km 235' Up 71.73 m Up 235' Down 71.72 m Down

Front R…, VA
Favorite Ridge lines in the distance from North Marshall Mountain Lookout. with permission from rootboy
Intermediate

North Marshall

0.6 mi 1.0 km 152' Up 46.21 m Up 151' Down 46.08 m Down

Washington, VA
Favorite The Hickerson trailhead is marked by this post.
Intermediate

Lands Run Gap to Hickerson Hollow

2.1 mi 3.4 km 565' Up 172.13 m Up 566' Down 172.39 m Down

Front R…, VA

Trails in North District - 40

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2.0 mi 3.3 km #1Little Devils Stairs Trail
Difficult
Washington, VA
Difficult
Washington, VA 16 
6.7 mi 10.7 km #2Jeremys Run Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
Washington, VA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Pole Bridge Link Trail
Easy
Washington, VA
Easy
Washington, VA
5.6 mi 9.1 km #4Mt. Marshall Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
Washington, VA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #5Bluff Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
Washington, VA
6.2 mi 10.0 km #6Tuscarora-Overall Run Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
9.2 mi 14.8 km #7Dickey Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #8Jenkins Gap Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Fox Hollow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #10Browntown Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
3.3 mi 5.3 km #11Thornton River Upper Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
4.6 mi 7.4 km #12Piney Branch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #13Thompson Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
Washington, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #14Big Devils Stairs Trail
Difficult
Washington, VA
Difficult
Washington, VA
2.8 mi 4.4 km #15Pass Mountain Trail
Difficult
Luray, VA
Difficult
Luray, VA
4.1 mi 6.6 km #16Neighbor Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Luray, VA
Intermediate
Luray, VA
0.3 mi 0.6 km #17Compton Peak East Trail
Difficult
Front Royal, VA
Difficult
Front Royal, VA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #18Keyser Run Road
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, VA
3.1 mi 5.1 km #19Beecher Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #20Mathews Arm Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, VA

Photos of North District - 48

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Couldn't walk for a couple of days afterwards but boy was it worth every step! - October 2010
Mar 30, 2016 near Washington, VA
Keyser Run, Little Devils Stairs. with permission from rootboy
Apr 11, 2016 near Washington, VA
Overall Run Falls, as seen from the rock viewpoint on Overall Run Trail. At 93 feet, it is the largest waterfall in the park.
Jan 29, 2016 near Washington, VA
Ridge lines in the distance from North Marshall Mountain Lookout. with permission from rootboy
Apr 28, 2016 near Washington, VA
Fire road leading north from Compton Gap Parking Area.
May 7, 2018 near Front R…, VA
Overall Run Falls, the tallest waterfall in SNP.
May 15, 2016 near Washington, VA
The Overall Run upper cascades.
May 15, 2016 near Washington, VA
A view looking back down Little Devil's Stairs and the rest of my group coming up. So much beauty and challenge in one trail.
May 30, 2017 near Washington, VA