Compton Peak Summit via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 62 reviews
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Compton Peak Summit via Appalachian Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bentonville, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. 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.

hiking
4 days ago

We completed this trail last week. This trail was reminiscent of the Crabtree Falls further south. There was not much traffic in mid-afternoon. The view was fantastic! We did the other trail with the rock formations. Saw a large buck (!) below those formations.

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9 days ago

Short and sweet. Beautiful views.

hiking
16 days ago

a couple scrambling areas on the left of the "T" GREAT views to the right. Saw a young bear and several deer. Went on a Friday mid day and little traffic. park in the Compton gap lot trail starts across the street.

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1 month ago

Nice variety of terrain. Overlook is awesome.

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1 month ago

Nice views.

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2 months ago

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

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