Rapidan Camp Rapidan River via Millprong is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elkton, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail begins across the road from Big Meadows wayside. You start off on Rapidan Road, go a little over 1 mile then take a right onto the horse trail until you reach an intersection then take a left on Millprong.
So cool to see the history. We went in November. Cold and VERY windy at the meadow but as soon as you get going on the trail it was perfect. Less than 20 yards from a peaceful doe. Great baby waterfalls. Awesome cabins to explore.
Nice trail to Rapidan Camp. I enjoyed exploring the camp and learning the history of it.
After not hiking all summer we were looking for something of a warm up and this was a good choice. Being with our dogs who aren't very people friendly we chose parts of the trail that hadn't been used in a while. We left there pretty scratched up from briars but we got to see quite a few deer grazing.
Very easy, and not very strenuous. A beautiful trail with lots of solitude if done during winter or early spring months. Awesome wildlife, and cool open views of an open elevated meadow. I only give it a three because it is short and it's limited diversity.
Beautiful views in Shenandoah! Please check out the Hoover cabins while here. There is a bus that will take you down (you can catch this at Big Meadows) to secluded cabins where President Hoover would come vacation to get away from the busyness of the White House. Such a historical landmark!
Great for a stroll around the meadow but there is much better hikes around this area . Definitely don't pass up parking and taking a good look at the meadow. Great photos and usually a deer or two strolling around :)
It was a beautiful day for a hike. I have done this one before but I it just seems to be calling today. Make sure you wear Deet or something for ticks. We saw a lot of deer. The deer are not bothered by human presence here.
perfect for a stroll whether to cool down from a strenuos hike or the complete the day. Go at different times of the year for as many different sights. There are usually plenty of deer here as well
We hiked/walked around the meadows on a beautiful fall evening in mid September. The bushes had all turned blood red and provided a beautiful maze for the kids to run and play in. Worth the stop....peaceful and serene.