Compton Peak Summit Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews
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Compton Peak Summit Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bentonville, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Skyline Drive milepost 10.4 (Compton Gap) there is a trail to Compton Peak, perhaps the first large mountain accessible from the North entrance of Shenandoah National Park.

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Nice variety of terrain. Overlook is awesome.

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25 days ago

Nice views.

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a short trail to some of the most spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

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A moderately steep and sometimes rocky ascent to a fantastic view at the top of Compton Peak. Parking for the trail head is at the Compton Gap lot, MP 10.4. The nearest bathrooms are at the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center, MP 5.

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