Turk Mountain Trail is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located near Crozet, VA that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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. At mile 94.1, park on the east side of the Drive and begin on the Appalachian Trail. Take it for a short distance until you see the trail post for Turk Mountain.
Nice little trail. Did this one in November. Very still, quiet and calm
Short hike - when you reach the final right turn to go up for the last bit of the hike, look left and check out the large rock scramble area first. You also have an opportunity for a second great view there and some fun. Good if you want to be up and back in under 1.5 hours. Top view is slightly anticlimactic.
Nice short hike, view at the summit was little disappointed.
With a 9 and 7 yo. Just enough for them. Fairly easy hike. Awesome views.
Great view and breeze. Definitely worth adding to your list!
Fairly easy hike and the view is definitely worth it!!
Views at the top are amazing!!!
Great hike with my girls and the dogs. Fantastic western overlook
Great, I'd definitely do it again :)
Perfect shorter trail with outstanding view! Be sure to climb out to the end of the rock outcropping for the best views. Moderate climbs, some parts rocky, some flat, all beautiful.
This is a fun hike with a rewarding view waiting at the end. The trail is generally narrow, and it's rocky in stretches. I loved hiking this trail, and the peak is incredible. I also enjoyed hiking a stretch of the AT on my return.
Definite 5 star hike. Downhill at first but then steadily upward with some slight rock scrambling at the very top to see the view of the valley, which is magnificent. About 1.2 mi to the top with a gradual 650 foot elevation change. Actual time spent hiking (not stopped) for us was about an hour up and back.
This is a great introductory trail for anyone considering a more challenging hiking experience. The trail has varied terrain from star to finish and the distance is just right. The summit makes it all worthwhile which is why I gave it a 5 star rating. You will not be disappointed by Turk Mountain!
Nice hike, varied terrain and difficulty. Nice early view on the rocks, then a great 360 view at the peak. NOTE: not a loop hike
Ok so this was my first actual mountain climb, and it was so stunningly beautiful the whole time that I can't give it less than five stars, right?! I did it alone and at sunset, quite unwise for a 50 yr old woman. Nonetheless, the terrain changes from swampy at spots with moss everywhere and slippery mud underfoot, to steep, narrow gravel climbs with nothing but branches keeping one from a long slide downward. But to reach the summit. Wow. I went in summer and the saplings interrupted the view, but I will go again in the fall (with everyone else!) and enjoy the 360-degree magnificent view!
Nice and shaded for summer day, exciting finish for 8 yr old that isn't most find of hikes.