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Scothorn Gap via Gap Creek Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Luray, 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.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,020 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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9 months ago

This is an addendum to my previous post. The photographs with the awesome views that are associated with this trail were added by David Baker, who did not actually hike this trail. Per his review, he chose to write a review of a trail that is not in AllTrails and associate it with this one. You will not see those views on this trail.

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9 months ago

The first 1.1 miles of this trail is fairly steep and rock strewn making the footing a little difficult. Because of this section, i would rate this trail as moderate. Additionally, the trail is nearly 7 miles out and back. Finally, it has no views; it keeps you in the treeline with site distances of no more than a half mile. I chose this trail to initiate family that have not hiked in the past hoping that it's short length, easy rating, and great views would get them interested. Instead, it wore them out and we never broke out of the woods to any overlooks. It is a nice trail, but the description is all wrong.

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11 months ago

Beautiful trail. Only had a short time to explore. Watched a doe cross in front of us. Intended to hike the Pass Mountain trail, but went the wrong direction on the AT trail.

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Fri Feb 27 2015

Instead of hiking north on Scothorn Gap Trail, I turned south/southwest on the Strickler Knob Trail (the trail not found in a search on AllTrails). Strickler Knob was a challenging hike with great views waiting on the knob. It is not a popular trail so you will likely be out there on your own. Great hike!!!

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