Mill Prong Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Madison, Virginia that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
Directions from Front Royal, VA: Skyline Drive travels the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Mile markers are placed along the right-hand side of the road heading south. They are numbered from north to south beginning at the northern terminus in Front Royal, Virginia. Facilities, trails and park features use the mile markers as points of reference. Park at Milam Gap parking area at mile 52.8. The trail begins across the Drive.
Nice easy trail to put in some comfortable miles (for seasoned trail runners). I went out 4 for 8 miles RT, and could have easily gone farther with a lot more trail ahead of me -- connects to the AT. This trail section is moderately wide single track in many areas, narrow in some sections. Almost entirely under tree cover for nice shade, but not much for views.
Directions are wrong. Needs to be fixed.
Very easy trail, but some nice wildlife along the way.
Mill Prong Trail is an easy trail out of Big Meadows. We linked it with the Rapidan Fire Road and the Stony Mountain Trail.