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Heiskell Hollow Trail

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Length


4.2 Miles 6.8 Kilometers


3' 1 m

Ascent

-1,881' -573 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

2,623' 799 m

High

744' 227 m

Low

Shared By Larry W. Brown

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A seldom used trail that stretches toward the western park boundary from the Mathews Arm camp area.

Larry W. Brown

Dogs Unknown

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

Description

To access this trail, park at the Mathews Arm Campground lot past the entrance station and continue southwest down Knob Mountain Rd toward the sanitation facility. Look for the Knob Mtn Spur off the end loop of Knob Mountain Rd. Continue on this spur trail as it bends to the southwest, looking for the right hand turn onto the Heiskell Hollow Trail.

Additionally, this trail can also be accessed from the Weddlewood Trail, which connects down from the Mathews Arm Trail.

Heiskell Hollow Trail ends at Heiskell Hollow at Chrisman Road outside the park boundary. Please stay on the trail and respect private property once outside the park boundary.

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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Oct 6, 2018
John Turcotte
Sep 2, 2017
Jocelyn King

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#461

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We had hiked the Heiskell Hollow (as part of a three day backpacking trip) in mid-May, after a week after a heavy rainfall. We had planned to camp there, but unfortunately the lower parts of the trail and surrounding areas were really flooded, so we had to try and make a campsite further up the mountain. Making a campsite was difficult to say the least (due to a lack of flat ground), and around 10 pm that night, a bear approached the perimeter of our campsite and, despite our efforts to scare it away, would not leave. Eventually, we had to pack up and leave for our car. I just wanted to comment my experience as a word of caution to anyone who might want to camp on this trail. Jul 30, 2018

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