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A ridgeline trail that descends to Cold Spring Hollow with stream crossings and southern vistas.


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2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

3,013' 918 m

High

1,692' 516 m

Low

3' 1 m

Up

1,321' 403 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Description

This trail starts from the Wildcat Ridge Trailhead parking area off of Skyline Drive. It descends gradually along ridge tops with views to the south of Turk Mountain and Crimora Lake down below to the southwest. Be prepared for a number of stream crossings the lower the trail dives, as water collects in streams that flow into Meadow Run below. At the base of the canyon, the trail ends at the junction with the Riprap Trail.

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this 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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#27400

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#736

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#27,400

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Jun 25, 2020
Chris W
Sep 18, 2019
Donovan Fitzgerald
Awesome climb out of the valley and to the ridge line.
Apr 20, 2018
Malcolm Andrews
Nov 18, 2017
Donovan Fitzgerald
Wonderful climb down into the valley. 2.7mi
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