Jeremy's Run Trail

EASY 27 reviews
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Jeremy's Run Trail is a 11.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sperryville, Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

11.7 miles
2814 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running





wild flowers

This trail is also accessible from Rileyville, VA. The hike from the bottom provides swimming holes and a small waterfall in the first 2 miles.

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This should really be called "Jeremy's Run + Knob Mountain Loop". Jeremy's run is a moderate but very nice hike with a ton of waterfalls (depending on your definition of a waterfall), but the Knob Mountain Trail is a pretty big climb, and as others have said the views are nice but obstructed... you never really come out of the trees. That said, we did see a black bear at the northernmost part of this loop, right where you meet the fire road (marked as "Knob Mountain Restricted Road" on the Topo map).

I'd do this again, but I'd only do Jeremy's Run as an out-and-back. And yeah... Steven Steinbacher is absolutely right about the ticks, too. Brutal (in early May, anyway).

21 days ago

24 days ago

Did an REI overnight as an out and back, in perfect weather! Quite fun! There were numerous stream crossings, and I was glad for my decision to wear lightweight approach shoes and waterproof pants rather than heavy hiking gear. most crossings were midcalf; one reached my knees.

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10 months ago

Hiked this route with my girlfriend and 6 month lab puppy. We followed the route as marked on this map and it was over 14 miles.
Yes - there are some nice streams but otherwise the views are very unsatisfying compared with other options in the area. Additionally, the bugs were very bad and the Ticks were relentless. I picked off probably 20 from myself and the dog collected no less than 20 as well. It was a very tiring day that luckily wasn't too hot as there is a lot of cover from the sun. Still, over 7 hours of hiking with no real reward in the way of a view and awful bugs made this a hike we won't return to.

10 months ago

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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Great Trail! We started at the bottom in Rileysville. To get there take Vaughn's Summit Road from the 340 (we started in the direction of Luray). It winds a bit but when you see the little bridge that crosses over the stream that is where the hike starts. It's not obvious from the road. No obvious parking. No trailhead marker. However there is a bit of yellow paint on the tree at the very beginning of the trail that my fiancé spotted. It was a really fun trail. It was in the 40-50's yesterday so crossing the river (which the trail requires frequently) was especially challenging since we didn't want to go in the drink. LOL! Took some hilarious videos. :-) :-) :-) And the water was high from recent rain. The leaves were just past their peak but for a California girl, it is absolutely stunning this weekend. Very quiet trail. We loved that. We passed a total of 10 hikers all day. 4 were backpacking. 2 were fishing and 4 looked like they were out for just the first mile or so of the trail. Enjoy!!

Sunday, September 06, 2015

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hiked this trail Feb 1 2014 after a snow and it was gorgeous. Just a few areas theat were steep so the snow made it difficult, but all in all a pretty easy trail with lots of water views and climbing opportunities.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Jeremy's Run
Length: 10.0 miles, moderate difficulty Elevation change: 2222 feet PATC Map: 9
Jeremy's Run is one of the most scenic streams in the northern section of the Shenandoah National Park. The trail is beautifully forested and the run itself is a continual series of cascades and pools that provide numerous opportunities for a swim. The hike up to the top of Neighbor Mountain paid the toll for the easy drop down to Jeremy's Run. We had multiple stream crossings, and were able to stay dry, but believe at some times of year you will have to wade to cross. The valley abounds with wildlife and bears. We saw bears on the drive in, but not on the trail. We hiked this for the 2013 NCAC Hikeoree.
Start at the small parking area on the Skyline Drive at milepost 26.8. From the small parking area, follow the sign to Neighbor Mountain Trail. Follow Neighbor Mountain Trail to Jeremy's Run Trail to the Appalachian Trail. Follow the AT to Elkwallow Wayside.