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Limberlost Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily 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 bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 98 ft Route type Loop

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

Virginia Tourism Corporation, 901 Easy Byrd Street , Richmond, VA, 23219, Phone: 804-786-2051, Fax: 804-786-1919

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.

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Recordings (148)
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Mike Tudhope
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Saliha Kabaca
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Chris Denby
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Very easy loop trail, handicap or child in stroller accessible. Nice walk thru the woods, where the old hemlocks used to stand. Saw 3 whitetail deer one actually on trail 2 others right off to the side, nice trail to do after doing some harder trails

Keri H.
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Beautiful peaceful trail away from the crowds. Flat, lots of benches to enjoy the birds and wildflowers. Fairy-like woods setting, and because it’s a loop you’re even more less likely to run into others.

Chloe L-S
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Kenneth Grimm
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Our RECORDING was 1 point 4 miles. - We love hiking this ADA rated trail. - We enjoy the super easy stroll thru the woods after hiking many of the harder trails. - The trail is paved in small stone for strollers and or handicap wheelchairs. - Being an all most seventy year old senior this was quite a break for me. - ( Trail-head at mile marker 43.0 )

Tina Johnson
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Very easy trail. Great for strollers, toddlers, wheelchairs. Several benches along trail to rest. Crushed rock path.

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Balbina Penaloza
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Very clean trail, good for strollers, wheelchairs, small children and elderly people. A nice stroll even on a hot day. Lots of shade.

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Michael Sullivan
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Trail is no longer closed. It's supposed to be good for birding but we only saw a catbird and a downy woodpecker. Still, a pretty trail to walk along.

Virginia P.
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easy trail. all gravel. great for kids. lots of down trees but nice and even. Hiked on a Thursday afternoon late, saw not one single human being...

Nicole McCroddan
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easy walk but had a large tree down about halfway on bridge

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John Morgan
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Nice easy stroll. No views but nice and woodsy. Would be pretty in June with mountain Laurel in bloom, lots of it on this trail.

Nate McBean
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Easy and relaxing. Great for kids!

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zach whisenant
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easy trail. graded and very smooth.

Larry Jarrett
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Nice easy loop trail

bob vila
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A very well maintained handicap accessible trail.

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Lebert Shifflett
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Was looking for a trail to take the grandkids on just to get them out into the woods (ages 2-8). Nice walk, seen deer and other small wildlife. Just long enough for them. Nice family time.

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Morgan Miller
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This is a great walking path, especially for viewing some wildlife. We saw lots of butterflies, birds, and deer and I could imagine it draws in bears from time to time! Great path for those with disabilities or small children. Wheelchairs and strollers would work on here since it’s paved. I would not classify it as a hike, and I think some of the negative reviews are from people who want it to be more difficult than it was. People should appreciate the path for what it is, and it is a great walking path through a beautiful meadow.

Amber C.
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Super easy trail. Nice if you want to get out and stretch your legs. It's pretty flat and wide so anyone could do this trail without issue. It's shaded with lots of places to sit and watch the wildlife.

Roy Marinak
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Nice walk to take during the afternoon. Trail is very shaded. Saw several deer who both did not seem to be bothered by our presence. Both walked past within less than 10 feet of us.

Josh Edmonson
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Very easy trail that is excellent for bear watching. Lots of downed old trees in the area that serve as a bear bug buffet. Not challenging at all so good for all ages and skill levels. Leisurely stroll with a good chance to see wildlife.

Sharon A.
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Nice, easy trail for a relaxing walk in nature. Was hoping to see deer and woodpeckers, but did not. That was okay as we spotted a bear in the woods who slowly wandered away from the trail after we stopped to watch it.

Becky Ferrel
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A nice stroll through the woods on a gravel trail with plenty of spots to stop and sit. Will visit again when we need a stroller-friendly trail.

Sharon J.
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Easy trail with lots of benches to rest on along the way. If you want to add some mileage, you can link up to Crescent Trail.

Tariq Hamami
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Did this trail with my 17 month old daughter as the first trail she walked on her own. She walked about 0.21m and then went in the carrier (not bad!). It’s a very easy hike with benches along the way. It has beautiful flowers and a lot of wildlife. We saw a deer and a rabbit closeup. Very nice for my daughter to see.

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Beth Teller
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Nice, easy trail. I got to see my first (up close) bear on this trail! It’s a great one to take kids on for a sensory hike. There aren’t any “views” (other than Mother Nature herself), but it’s still a nice one to do if you have some extra time at Shenandoah or if you just want to take it easy for a couple hours.

Roseanne Silva
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Definitely filler. No views.

Lakshmanan Ramakrishnan
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we visited with old aged parents. was a bit nervous but it was easy. There were many chairs on the way for people to relax. This is as easy as it can be.

Nicole Jones
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very easy trail. nice filler. good for beginners. has an offshoot to other trails.

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