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Turk Gap Trail

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Trail

1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 8' 2 m
Descent: -924' -282 m
High: 2,645' 806 m
Low: 1,720' 524 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Larry W. Brown

An old road that descends to the park boundary.

Larry W. Brown

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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