Limberlost Trail

EASY 27 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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.

13 days ago

We saw a black bear this morning!

29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

The Limberlost Trail is wheel chair accessible, with lots of benches for sitting and enjoying the outdoors. We were amazed at the number of chipmunks. Park in the Limberlost lot MP 43. The nearest bathroom is at the Skyland Dining Room.

hiking
4 months ago

Nicely maintained trail, accessible. Recommend for gentle hiking and opportunities to see wildlife.

7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Easy trail for all. Even off road stroller friendly and/or wheelchair. Saw 2 deer as well!

hiking
8 months ago

10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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.

Monday, June 13, 2016

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

walking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

hiking
Thursday, March 24, 2016

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

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.