Kennedy Peak Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Kennedy Peak Trail is a 8.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fort Valley, 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
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1397 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Pretty easy and relatively short hike with a nice payoff. Kennedy Peak includes an old fire tower that includes a 360 view of the entire area. Follow the orange Massanutten blaze across the parking lot. The trail is mostly level with a steady moderate incline. One you hit the Kennedy Peak / Stephen's Trail split, follow the white blaze on your right. This portion is a bit steeper. Great payoff at the peak.

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2 months ago

Beautiful views. The first two miles to the peak is a moderate hike, the last .5miles is moderate to difficult and very rocky.

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2 months ago

It was a nasty day but we could imagine it would have pretty views. It was extremely peaceful

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2 months ago

Completed this 9 mile loop clockwise in 4 hours, beginning from the lower parking lot. Both trails (yellow and orange) were marked clearly. As to the confusing spur trail below Kennedy Peak some have complained about, it had been blocked off with rocks and branches. One complaint I had was the constant presence of mosquitoes even in late September.

3 months ago

Pretty easy stroll with a beautiful view at the top. Just a little tip- there's a switchback that is easy to miss and go the wrong way around the peak.

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6 months ago

Easy hike until the last part headed to the tower. A lot of rocks but not that bad. Watch out for the horse poop on the entire trail. Worth the hike once you get to the tower..... enjoy the views

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