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Grave Mills Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
#141 of 195 trails in

Grave Mills Trail is a 4.3 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.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 419 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Grave Mills Yellow Trail was a nice short trail round trip around 4 miles, lots of great fishing and swimming spots. The end of the trail is another trail head that is connected to a vehicle road so you will have to turn back and find a camping spot, which there were a number of decent spots. This trail is better for people who want to do a day hike or go swimming or fishing but not so exciting for backpacking.

hiking
2 months ago

very easy but incredibly beautiful. while trail is along the river. saw a bunch of trout. in summer it's great for swimming

hiking
2 months ago

We started around 500pm. Walked about an hour. Saw some frogs, a snake, lots of fish in the clear swimming holes. My boys 9 and 2 loved it. Even ventured in to the tepid water hole. Found a place to camp the night. Was a little difficult, lots of growth and lots of dead branches but eventually found a good spot that we didn’t impact too greatly. Hiked back out in the morning. Passed a handful of people in and out but the trail is wide enough to pass uninterrupted. Lots of things for my toddler to jump over!

hiking
2 months ago

It’s Graves Mill Trail, Not Grave Mills. Great easy hike along the Beautiful Rapidan River (named after Queen Anne (rapid Ann)... lots of sweet swimming holes!

hiking
3 months ago

Well maintained trail along side a fast running creek. Two crossings that are easily made feet dry. Gradual grade with several fishing and swimming spots. At around four miles it is not a big deal to walk back with wet clothes. A nice family outing.

hiking
4 months ago

the trail was pretty and well maintained. we got there very early Sunday morning, played in the water and on the rocks a bit and made it back to the car about quarter after one. only saw a couple other people on the way in but on the way back there were a lot of families there so if you're looking for some quiet time definitely go early morning! NPS has this listed as a trail suitable for camping, which it is, but I think only if you're hammock camping. it's really slopey everywhere that is far enough from both the trail and water source but if you bring a rake and a hammock it would make for a lovely place to solo camp

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recorded Graves Mills / Rapidan FR

Mon Oct 15 2018

backpacking
Sun May 27 2018

hiking
Wed May 09 2018

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Mon Oct 16 2017