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Saddleback Mountain Trail

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A 1.5 mile Trail that takes you up and over Saddleback Mountain.


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

3,109' 948 m

High

2,914' 888 m

Low

205' 63 m

Up

117' 36 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail begins at the end of of the South River Maintenance Hut Road and ends at the AT. The route is a nice climb up and over the top of the Saddleback mountain, but even in winter the views from top were blocked by the trees. What this trail lacks in views it makes up for with the feeling that you are off the beaten track. The best way to access this trail is to park at the South River Falls Trail parking lot and use the AT to reach this great side trail.

Flora & Fauna

Typical Shenandoah Park Flora & Fauna.

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Shared By:

Donovan Fitzgerald

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#799

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Enjoy a great view from the top of Saddleback Mountain.
Mar 2, 2017 near Elkton, VA

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Aug 5, 2020
Jesse Daniels
Mar 23, 2019
Jamie Miller
Sep 3, 2018
Hunter Allman
Sep 3, 2018
Marietta Allman
Feb 17, 2018
Paloma B
Mar 2, 2017
Donovan Fitzgerald
I used the AT and a access road to get to this trail and back. It provided a nice out of the way hike. 4.2mi
Mar 12, 2016
Joseph McCormick
We moved slowly with breaks Outbound loop from South River Overlook on AT for awhile, then on Saddleback Trail then back to Overlook on the AT. Ele... — 3h 10m