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Lands Run Gap to Hickerson Hollow

Intermediate
 2.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fairly easy hike along a horse trail toward the edge of the park from Lands Run Gap.


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Out and Back

2,033' 620 m

High

1,467' 447 m

Low

565' 172 m

Up

566' 172 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Family Friendly Short and moderate, this trail features old homesites that will surely capture the imagination of youngsters.

Overview

Use this hike to head into the woods off of Skyline Drive at Lands Run Gap and look for signs of old homesites that used to be situated along this old horse trail.

Description

This horse trail is a nice hike off of the north side of Skyline Drive at Lands Run Gap. The yellow-blazed trail descends gradually, following an older horse trail route that used to have several homesites located off of it. The trail heads through Hickerson Hollow and connects to Harmony Hollow outside of the park.

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

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  2.5 from 2 votes

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Apr 16, 2017 near Front R…, VA

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