Massanutten Mountain Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Massanutten Mountain Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near McGaheysville, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1046 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

rocky

scramble

snow

12 days ago

Nice hike within the resort. It wasn't spectacular though.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike with great views, both along the way, and then particularly so at the end. I spent a couple of days at Massanutten in April and did both this and Kaylor's Knob trail as sunrise hikes (both have the same starting point). You'll find that AllTrails rates them both as moderate, but I agree with some of the other reviewers here that this one really borders more on difficult, not due to the extra mile of distance as compared to Kaylor's Knob, but more so the frequent ups and downs over vertically-aligned ridge-line rock where you really have to pick your footing. I spent 2.5 hours on this trail, but felt like I was pushing it. I'd plan for more like 3 hours to give yourself a bit more time to enjoy the scenery and/or rest along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Not moderate, difficult. Most people turned back well before the end/top. If you want to complete this hike plan for about 3hrs at least, take water, and get ready for tons of footwork over rocks. good luck!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike with view of the a ski slopes and the valley in the late winter early spring. Wear shoes that support the ankle, very rocky terrain for about half the hike.

hiking
4 months ago

It's a beautiful trail with amazing views the entire time, I think it's more than a decent outing but it is also much more than a "moderate" trail! It starts out very easy and gets progressively harder not only with the constant elevation climbs which don't give you much of a break and are a constant up and then down and back up and down as well as an increase in rocks to traverse with little or not trail to follow, in fact we lost the "blue" markers at some points. It's hard on the knees going up and you don't realize how much you climbed up until you turn around to go down and your hips take a beating with the climb down. We actually didn't get to the slope view, we were only .47 away per the map it was much farther than that and with the o crease in rock climbing and the 2.5 hours it took to get there already.... time and weather (and my body) knew there was still the entire way back still to go. We missed seeing the views but after that climb down and back we both knew there was way more than only half mile to the slope view and it was good we turned around. We enjoyed it but it was more than we were prepared for on this hiking day.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice walk. always looking down though. lol

8 months ago

Easy at first, more challenging toward end.

8 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful view!

hiking
11 months ago

This is a nice morning hike. At 1.4 miles in there is a large outcropping of rocks that make it very difficult to continue. This is a good stopping point for families and a great opportunity for pictures and panoramic views.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The trail has a lot of rocks where you will be climbing, vs. walking. The final views are spectacular behind the cell towers. Worth the hike, but a lot of rock scrambles.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

hiking
Thursday, October 02, 2014

skiing
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The skiing is okay... Every time I've been it has been icy but that is probably a coincidence. The climate of VA just isn't right for the sport.

skiing
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

hiking
Sunday, July 28, 2013

skiing
Saturday, May 11, 2013

Our condo was great, but the skiing was not. This area does not have the ability to make a lot of snow.

Monday, February 18, 2013