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Turk Gap Trail

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Length

1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


Elevation

8' 2 m

Ascent

-924' -282 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

2,645' 806 m

High

1,720' 524 m

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An old road that descends to the park boundary.

Larry W. Brown

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors

Description

The Turk Gap Trail is an old road that is now a yellow-blazed trail, mostly used by horses. It starts on the north side of Skyline Drive at the Turk Mountain Trailhead and immediately heads into the woods. The trail descends steadily but gradually all the way to the boundary of the park where it ends at Crimora Lake Lane.

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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Hiked this yesterday, the pine needles covering sections of the trail were a nice change , other than that not much to make it stand out. Glad I did it , doubt I’ll do it again. Just over two hours for this 60 yr old lady Nov 17, 2017

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