Millers Head Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Syria, VA. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running.
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. Turn into the Skyland Lodge parking area at milepost 42.5 passing the stables, veering left and parking in the grassy area at the gravel road on your left. Hike up the paved road a short distance to the trailhead post.
Easy hike that begins at Skyland and ends with a nice view. I recommend combining this with Stoney Man Trail on the same day/afternoon.
We also could NOT find the trail from these directions. Turns out it is many miles away at the Skyland Lodge on the Skyline Drive.
We tried to locate this trail using the "Directions" function and it led us to some farm half an hour from the actual trail. Be advised, use the "Tracks" function to find maps to this trail. We did not get to hike it due to false directions.
Another easy trail with a beautiful view at the end.
A little trail with a big punch line! Get up on the rock at the end for an incredible view. We saw a ground hog and a couple dear. Another time down this trail we saw a bear on the way back. The first time was a ranger guided sunset hike. The ranger shared so much knowledge that we missed the sunset.