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Thornton River Lower Trail

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A continuation of the Thornton River Upper Trail, heading to the park boundary from the Hull School Trail


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1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

1,346' 410 m

High

1,185' 361 m

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0' 0 m

Up

161' 49 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Description

This old fire road is a continuation of the Thornton River Upper Trail, heading from the junction with the Hull School Trail down to the park boundary at Thornton Hollow. The trail follows the North Forth of the Thornton River near the bottom and provides an easy and fairly level route.

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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Larry W. Brown

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Aug 13, 2019
Phil Manger
Went past park boundary to intersection of SRs 612 and 653. 2.1mi — 0h 55m
Jul 30, 2016
Josh Bentley