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Big Run Portal Trail

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A former fire road used for access to several trails along Big Run.


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4.6

Miles

7.4

KM

Point to Point

1,811' 552 m

High

1,288' 393 m

Low

107' 32 m

Up

588' 179 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Wildflowers

Trail ends at park boundary-do not attempt to cross private property.

Description

This yellow-blazed former fire road is used as a connector for various loop hikes on either side of Big Run. Starting at the west edge of the park, just east of Lynnwood, the trail climbs gradually as it heads south toward the Overall Run Trail, just past Eppert Hollow.

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

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Shared By:

Larry W Brown with improvements by Scottie Pendleton and 1 other

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Big Run. with permission from rootboy
Apr 28, 2016 near Massanu…, VA

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Nov 12, 2021
Jesse Daniels
Jun 28, 2021
Adam L
Aug 8, 2020
Jesse Daniels
Feb 16, 2020
Donovan Fitzgerald
Did 1.4 mile section for Big Run Loop. 4 river crossings calf to knee deep. Freaking cold water. Had to take boots and socks off & roll pants up.
Aug 12, 2019
Alan Guzik
Went from Patterson Ridge to Big Run Loop. Camped at a nice spot about 1/2 next to Big Run. Saw a bear about 10 feet from the trail. 2.2mi
May 2, 2019
Kate Vanderpool
1mi
Sep 22, 2018
Morgan Hanzlik
Mar 31, 2018
Tony Conte