Rapidan Camp Rapidan River via Millprong

MODERATE 26 reviews
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Rapidan Camp Rapidan River via Millprong is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elkton, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1089 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This trail begins across the road from Big Meadows wayside. You start off on Rapidan Road, go a little over 1 mile then take a right onto the horse trail until you reach an intersection then take a left on Millprong.

hiking
2 days ago

lovely hike in September. 4 miles round trip to president Hoover's presidential retreat in the woods. nice waterfall just before the camp. guides at the camp to give tours. very unexpected and interesting. Non poisonous snakes around the camp so watch your step.

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21 days ago

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hiking
3 months ago

In the first mile, just after we entered the wood line we ran into a pair of 2 year old bears. One hung around the trail. We kept our distance but had a nice encounter.
We went down the horse trail to Rapidan Camp. We had some trouble at a stream crossing but, caught the trail again on the other side.
When we got to camp, we were the last hikers of the first day of touring the Brown House, Hoover's residence.
Our hike back up was tedious. We took the fire road out. 6 miles up hill.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail. Terminated at Rapidan Camp. The Park Service had a presence at the camp today so we were also able to tour the Brown House which was an added bonus.

hiking
9 months ago

11 months ago

So cool to see the history. We went in November. Cold and VERY windy at the meadow but as soon as you get going on the trail it was perfect. Less than 20 yards from a peaceful doe. Great baby waterfalls. Awesome cabins to explore.

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Nice trail to Rapidan Camp. I enjoyed exploring the camp and learning the history of it.

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

walking
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

After not hiking all summer we were looking for something of a warm up and this was a good choice. Being with our dogs who aren't very people friendly we chose parts of the trail that hadn't been used in a while. We left there pretty scratched up from briars but we got to see quite a few deer grazing.

nature trips
Sunday, July 06, 2014

scenic driving
Saturday, March 01, 2014

Beautiful views in Shenandoah! Please check out the Hoover cabins while here. There is a bus that will take you down (you can catch this at Big Meadows) to secluded cabins where President Hoover would come vacation to get away from the busyness of the White House. Such a historical landmark!

hiking
Friday, February 07, 2014