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Elkwallow Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 352' 107 m
Descent: -77' -24 m
High: 2,746' 837 m
Low: 2,471' 753 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Larry W. Brown

A nice singletrack trail between Elkwallow Gap and Matthews Arm Campground.

Larry W. Brown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly One of many options in the area, this is a great trail for visitors to the picnic area to stretch their legs.

Description

This blue-blazed singletrack is very accessible with parking areas on either end of it. The majority of Elkwalllow Trail runs parallel to Skyline Drive, but provides an easy excursion into the woods.

Starting from the Elkwallow Trailhead, east of Elkwallow Wayside, the trail climbs abruptly but don't worry, most of the trail is fairly gradual, heading up and over an easy hill. The final push to the Matthews Arm Campground requires one last effort.

Elkwallow Wayside is a great spot for groceries to pack a lunch or snacks for the trail.

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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Jan 2, 2019
George Privon
Sep 29, 2018
Christy P
Muddy and some parts of the trail were drainage from recent rain. Many downed tress across the path.
Feb 12, 2017
Chelsea Serrano

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