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Thompson Hollow Trail

Intermediate
 3.4 (5)

This short trail leads from the park boundary, south of Bentonville, to the Tuscarora Trail.


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0.5

Miles

0.8

KM

Point to Point

1,146' 349 m

High

971' 296 m

Low

174' 53 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Family Friendly A short hike through the woods in an overlooked corner of the park.

Description

To reach Thompson Hollow, begin at the start of Skyline Drive and turn left onto U.S. 340. Head out on U.S. 340 for around ten miles to Bentonville. Take a left onto SR 613. Go a few hundred yards and head right onto SR 630.

From there, it's a little over two miles to the park boundary. The road here is paved but fairly narrow. Look for the small parking area at the end of the road. When you park, make sure to not to block the road or any access to private property.

A Park Service sign will mark that you are at the Thompson Hollow Trail. The trailhead itself is still a few hundred yards ahead, up a private gravel road. You are required to hike and not drive up the road from the parking area. Look for the blue blazes and they will lead to the beginning of the trail at the park boundary.

The singletrack itself is short and heads up through the forest until it ends at the Tuscarora 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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Shared By:

Larry W Brown

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  3.4 from 5 votes

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Jul 19, 2020
Ethan Gingerich
Oct 18, 2019
Phil Manger
1mi — 0h 25m
Jul 4, 2018
Robert Gray
Jun 25, 2018
Bret Swift
May 16, 2018
Kyle Heise
Jul 11, 2017
Michelle Dowd
Jun 10, 2017
Bill Glascock
Trail dry and maintained. Plenty of parking at trailhead.