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Corbin Cabin Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
#121 of 195 trails in

Corbin Cabin Trail is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near Syria, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,010 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

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nature trips

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bird watching

forest

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3 months ago

Nice trail. Steep in the way down to Corbin Cabin. We linked up to Nicholson south, the west to the AT and South to Stoneyman. About 10 miles back to the car. Good times.

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muddy
7 months ago

There is a circuit loop from Right around mile 38, park on the west side of the drive, use the trail map, it is a fantastic loop approximately 5 miles or so. Down Corbin cutoff road is directly across the drive from the parking, and then connecting to Nicholson Hollow trail down by the cabin, bring water shoes or a towel and walk across the creek (there are three larger creek crossings in this circuit. ) we did it barefoot, pants rolled up and had a towel. Either way is very steep leaving. If you take the Corbin Cutoff road on the way down. You will see blue blazes. This is a beautiful hike. To leave take the Nicholson Hollow trail up towards Skyline Drive, turn left cross the drive and take the AT back to the parking area, (keep right at the first trail post and make a right at the next trail/path crossing (follow the white blaze this last time) .adds almost another mile but gives you beautiful views and is safer than walking in Skyline Drive. Takes 3-3.5 hours (including a break)

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8 months ago

Did this trail as a loop. From parking down to cabin. First mile all down hill. Easy creek crossings. Followed the Nicholson Hollow Trail from the cabin back to Skyline Drive, not as steep on the return. When you get back to the drive hang a left to continue loop, immediate right with double blue blaze on tree. Intersects AT shortly. Head North on AT with one last climb. Very enjoyable hike!

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Thu Nov 06 2014

Did this pretty much as Tom M described. Trail seemed to go on forever. Hike up until you think you can't go up anymore then keep going up. Same thing on the way down too. There were no viewpoints on the trails we took, which was a bummer. Also did this on one of the hottest days of the summer in mid-July, which also didn't help. Did have a dip in one of the swimming holes though. We were hoping for more scenery out of this hike and didn't get it, which is why I only gave it a 2.

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Thu Dec 26 2013

Did this hike from the lower Old Rag parking lot, up the Nicholson Hollow trail, clockwise to the Indian Run trail and then descending along Nicholson Hollow trail back to the parking lot. It ends up being about 10miles. Nice hike. Nothing extraordinary. Pretty vistas during the winter due to lack of leaves on the trees. It may be a little more gradual climb going counterclockwise. From the intersection of Nicholson Hollow and Corbin Mt trail it was a climb from appx 1000 to appx 3200 ft. Leveled off in places and then descended pretty constantly from the Indian Run trail back to the parking lot. Good workout.

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Sat Jan 07 2012

Decent hike. Went on a warm [for January] day of 55. Started from the parking lot between mile post 37/38 and followed the trail down. There were only two trail runners, who passed me, on their run down. Took a few shots of the cabins at the base of the trail then followed the loop back up to Skyline Drive. Passed quite a few folks who had fishing poles going down to the cabin area. The trail back up is a moderate incline. A pretty decent workout.

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