Limberlost Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Luray, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Front Royal, VA: Skyline Drive travels the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Mile markers are placed along the right-hand side of the road heading south. They are numbered from north to south beginning at the northern terminus in Front Royal, Virginia. Facilities, trails and park features use the mile markers as points of reference. Park at the entrance to Old Rag fire road at milepost 43.
Nicely maintained trail, accessible. Recommend for gentle hiking and opportunities to see wildlife.
Easy trail for all. Even off road stroller friendly and/or wheelchair. Saw 2 deer as well!
Very nice and easy trail for all levels. Sadly, did not see any wildlife but it was a very pleasant walk for our whole family (ranging in ages 2-60+), followed by lunch at Skyland after. Also intersects with other trails, including White Oak.
Great hike to do with kids, especially if you have the Shenandoah NP scavenger hunt book. The kids will really enjoy finding the cool rock formations and smelling the new birch trees. We saw a mother deer and young fawn on the trail, took a ton of pictures, and generally had a nice, relaxing walk. As per other reviews, it's very level gravel - perfect for a scavenger hunt.
Great easy trail. As a local of Luray and a veteran to the park, I have encountered the greatest animal density on this trail. From black bears to rattlesnakes to deer and everything In between. Great place for bird watchers because the trail runs through the Limberlost swamp which provides habitats for great birds and animals in general. This trail is a Great night hike. Light up and grab the GPS( not that you'll need it) but you will be surrounded by animals and nature on this trail especially at dusk! The only downside is during peak seasons at the park this trail can get crowded by the public. So make sure you choose your times wisely.
This is the easiest of the three easy trails at Skyland but it is not as scenic as Millers Head or Stoney Man.
I agree with the other reviewers that this is one of the easiest trails in SNP. But it does not offer the big panoramic views of Millers Head or Stony Man, both of which are almost as easy. What it does offer is abundant wildlife. And it does connect with White Oak Canyon Trail if you want to see some beautiful waterfalls.
This was an extremely easy hike. Very enjoyable to hike with small children. We saw a ton of wildlife and the kids enjoyed catching newts. They were also tickled when they found a very large rabbit sitting right next to the trail on a log that was not afraid of us in the least. We will definitely do this stroll again! Great way to spend a Sunday evening!