This park's hours of operation are between 8 a.m. and dusk. NOTE: This park is a Trash Free Facility - refuse must be removed by park visitor. A central refuse collection area is at the Cullers Overlook. The park is 1,604 acres with 5.6 miles of river frontage along the south fork of the Shenandoah River. The rolling, mountainous land features steep slopes and is mostly wooded. In addition to meandering river frontage, the park offers scenic vistas overlooking Massanutten Mountain to the west and Shenandoah National Park to the east.

27 days ago

No exceptional views, but well maintained path. Had a good amount of large pebbles which were loose, causing some difficulty on declined segments of the trail.

3 months ago

Nice view from the top! A nice climb, rocky uphill.

4 months ago

Park map rated this difficult, but the family managed this climb with little difficulty. Took a little time with a young child, but he did well. Definitely a moderate climb and the view at the top was worth it.

5 months ago

8 months ago

Short and steep trail with great view of the river at the peak. Also the state park is an excellent place to camp.

11 months ago

Couldn't get up to the trail because the road was closed.
The route was not into the state park but a backroad through people's driveways. No trespassing signs posted and gated roads.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Trail was quiet, no other people. It's a low incline up for the first half of the trail loop. I would classify this as easy rather than moderate. No particular viewpoints, but easy path and well maintained. Would be good for mountain biking as well as walking. Surrounding campgrounds look nice. Parking lot large, well maintained bathrooms at trailhead and river access for a swim post hike.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

this trail should not be rated difficult. it is relatively flat only a couple hundred in elevation gains. didn't see another hiker on the trail only the occasional biker

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Moderate toughness. A few ups and downs but overall it was a well groomed trail and a nice 5 mile casual walk

mountain biking
Thursday, September 25, 2014

been back here multiple times I believe the rating system is off as I have brought the whole family down this trail however if you are pretty good you can get some pretty good speed. biggest tip go in a counter clockwise loop as I have been both ways and it is much more enjoyable that way. a few rock gardens may count for its rating but pretty easy overall. These are great trails to exercise and loose some weight on as you can work up a sweat and take a few other trails while there I have ridden over 10 miles of trails back in this state park.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Great little workout. Be careful if it's wet, lots of slate rocks. Great view, there is a bench about half way if you need to rest.

horseback riding
Friday, August 01, 2014

mountain biking
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Awesome trail for biking and hiking! But not really a double diamond, it's pretty easy.

mountain biking
Monday, November 12, 2012

I have ridden this trail. Certainly not a double black diamond. There are parts that are challenging, but most of it can be accomplished by novice mountain bikers. It is part of the Shenandoah River State Park. Very nice compilation of trails that favor beginner and intermediate mountain bikers. Warning, there is a lot of climbing and many loose rocks, so novices and those getting in shape may not enjoy until they are more experienced. But if you have time on the bike and are improving your skills this can be a great place to ride. The trails are wide and not too much technical challenge. There are a couple of portions that experts could enjoy but they are few and far between. Great interpretive center and looks like a great place to bring the whole family for day hiking and camping. Fishing is probably great on the river and may some tubing or canoeing/kayaking.