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Millers Head Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

A great shorter trail leading right from the Skyland Resort to a great viewpoint.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

3,772' 1,150 m

High

3,494' 1,065 m

Low

54' 17 m

Up

278' 85 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Family Friendly Kids will love heading out on this great trail, and will enjoy the viewpoint even more.

Description

Though only about 3/4 of a mile from the start of this trail to the lookout, this trail packs a lot into that distance! Beginning near the Massanutten Lodge and the Skyland Resort, begin your journey heading west. You'll have a mostly moderate descent on the way to the viewpoint, though there are a few steep parts where the underlying rock has started to come through. Use caution, especially on your way down.

At just over 1/2 miles into the hike, the trail levels out, and you'll be nearing the Miler's Head Viewpoint. This is a great place to take in views of the surrounding valley. Though you started at the high point of the park, it's still a great place to survey everything that Shenandoah has to offer.

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Michaela Davis-Rigney

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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#545

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Millers Head Observation Point
Apr 6, 2016 near Stanley, VA
Millers Head Observation Point
Apr 6, 2016 near Stanley, VA

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Sep 18, 2021
S C
Jul 17, 2021
Carrie Lewis
May 8, 2021
Jason Gottshall
Gorgeous view! 1.6mi
Mar 31, 2021
Stacey van der Veen
2.8mi — 1h 22m
Jun 22, 2020
Caitlin Larsen
Nov 21, 2018
Erin Koch
a little too icy to make it to the end with the dogs
Nov 12, 2018
Christopher Donovan
Aug 8, 2018
Eric Schmidt