Kepler Overlook

MODERATE 11 reviews

Kepler Overlook is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Maurertown, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1092 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

views

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

over grown

rocky

Moderately easy hike in the George Washington National Forest. Nice views of Shenandoah Valley and points West. The trail follows several old forest/fire roads. Then the trail connects to the Tuscarora Trail to the overlook. There is one creek crossing and parks of trail can be muddy, depending on time of year and any heavy rains.

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2 months ago

Could not find starting point of this trail. Got to point where three gates were all open and no signage of where this trail started. Maps provided on post were very large in scope, but not small enough to show this trail. Hiked a mile or so south on cedar creek trail 1725/FDR 88 turned around and returned to three road split point.

4 months ago

This trail was an overgrown mess. It took us a good 20 minutes to navigate maybe 50 feet of thorny bushes, maybe if I had been alone and not with a 6 year old it would have been ok. Maybe. But only if I was willing to go way off trail to bypass the hot mess thorn bushes that start about 2 miles in and just get worse and worse.

hiking
Saturday, July 20, 2013

Nice, moderate hike to overlook of Shenandoah Valley.

Trail begins at camp site where road is closed. Go straight and pass two road closures. After a few hundred years past the second, hang a left and follow the blue Tuscarora trail blazes. Trail starts the moderate incline here. Cross a creek and follow the trail, parts of which can be muddy at times. Once closer to he top you'll see a cairn on the right to get to the overlook.

4 months ago

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Thursday, April 25, 2013