Massanutten Mountain Trail

MODERATE 29 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

rocky

scramble

snow

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2 days ago

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5 days ago

very rocky, difficult after the first mile

hiking
11 days ago

lots of rocks on trail recommend hiking boots

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

It's perfect for a workout, rocky trail with many ups and downs. Few nice views. Some clear areas available for camping. No water whatsoever so come prepared. Glad didn't drag the kids to this one because the sign is misleading, took a lot longer to complete than anticipated. You can trail with kids for a bit to get some nice views but it's okay turn after it stops being fun, there is nothing big deal to see at the end. ;)

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

4 months ago

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

hiking
6 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
7 months ago

7 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!

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7 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
8 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
11 months ago

Nice walk. always looking down though. lol

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Easy at first, more challenging toward end.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Beautiful view!

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Friday, July 01, 2016

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.