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110 mi 177 km of trail 9 Featured Hikes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 19 Trails Intermediate Trails 27 Trails Hard Trails 3 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

(14) Washington, VA

Featured Hikes in North District - 9

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Favorite Sunset in Shenandoah
Intermediate

Neighbor Mountain - Jeremys Run Loop

14.0 mi 22.5 km • Loop • 2,503 ft Ascent 762.95 m Ascent

(17) Washington, VA
Favorite More fog along Dickey Ridge.
Intermediate

Dickey Ridge Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km • Loop • 833 ft Ascent 253.75 m Ascent

(15) Front R…, VA
Favorite Couldn't walk for a couple of days afterwards but boy was it worth every step! - October 2010
Intermediate/Difficult

Little Devil Stairs Loop

5.5 mi 8.9 km • Loop • 1,453 ft Ascent 442.8 m Ascent

(9) 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

Overall Run Falls

6.3 mi 10.2 km • Loop • 1,348 ft Ascent 410.97 m Ascent

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

Compton Gap to Compton Peak

2.3 mi 3.7 km • Loop • 617 ft Ascent 187.93 m Ascent

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

Lands Run Falls

1.2 mi 1.9 km • Loop • 289 ft Ascent 88.06 m Ascent

(5) 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 • Out and Back • 152 ft Ascent 46.21 m Ascent

(2) Washington, VA
Favorite Fire road leading north from Compton Gap Parking Area.
Easy/Intermediate

Compton Gap North

1.5 mi 2.4 km • Loop • 235 ft Ascent 71.73 m Ascent

(1) Front R…, VA
Favorite The Hickerson trailhead is marked by this post.
Intermediate

Lands Run Gap to Hickerson Hollow

2.1 mi 3.4 km • Out and Back • 565 ft Ascent 172.13 m Ascent

(2) Front R…, VA

Trails in North District - 40

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2.0 mi 3.3 km #1Little Devils Stairs Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.0 mi 3.3 km Washington, VA 16 
6.7 mi 10.7 km #2Jeremys Run Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, VA
Easy/Intermediate
6.7 mi 10.7 km Washington, VA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Pole Bridge Link Trail
Easy
Washington, VA
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km Washington, VA
9.2 mi 14.8 km #4Dickey Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Intermediate
9.2 mi 14.8 km Front Royal, VA
5.6 mi 9.1 km #5Mt. Marshall Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
5.6 mi 9.1 km Washington, VA
3.9 mi 6.2 km #6Bluff Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, VA
Easy/Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.2 km Washington, VA
6.2 mi 10.0 km #7Tuscarora-Overall Run Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
6.2 mi 10.0 km Washington, VA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #8Fox Hollow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Front Royal, VA
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Front Royal, VA
3.3 mi 5.3 km #9Thornton River Upper Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Washington, VA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #10Thompson Hollow Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.8 km Washington, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #11Big Devils Stairs Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km Washington, VA
2.8 mi 4.4 km #12Pass Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Luray, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.4 km Luray, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #13Jenkins Gap Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
1.4 mi 2.3 km Washington, VA
4.1 mi 6.6 km #14Neighbor Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Luray, VA
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Luray, VA
0.3 mi 0.6 km #15Compton Peak East Trail
Difficult
Front Royal, VA
Difficult
0.3 mi 0.6 km Front Royal, VA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #16Keyser Run Road
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, VA
Easy/Intermediate
4.4 mi 7.1 km Washington, VA
4.6 mi 7.4 km #17Piney Branch Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
4.6 mi 7.4 km Washington, VA
3.4 mi 5.4 km #18Piney Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Washington, VA
Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.4 km Washington, VA
3.1 mi 5.1 km #19Beecher Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, VA
Intermediate/Difficult
3.1 mi 5.1 km Washington, VA
1.4 mi 2.3 km #20Mathews Arm Trail
Easy
Washington, VA
Easy
1.4 mi 2.3 km Washington, VA

Photos of North District - 44

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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

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