Kepler Overlook is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Maurertown, VA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Moderately easy hike in the George Washington National Forest. Nice views of Shenandoah Valley and points West. Moderate trail follows several old forest/fire roads. Then the trail connects to the Tuscarora Trail to the overlook. There is one creek crossing and parks of trail can be muddy, depending on time of year and any heavy rains.
Nice, moderate hike to overlook of Shenandoah Valley.
Trail begins at camp site where road is closed. Go straight and pass two road closures. After a few hundred years past the second, hang a left and follow the blue Tuscarora trail blazes. Trail starts the moderate incline here. Cross a creek and follow the trail, parts of which can be muddy at times. Once closer to he top you'll see a cairn on the right to get to the overlook.