Shenandoah Mountain Loop Trail is a 36 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Deerfield, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
36.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,333 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

forest

views

bugs

Directions from Staunton, VA: Take US 250 west to the junction with Forest Road 396 (about 7 miles past the turnoff to Braley Pond and about .2 miles before the Confederate Breastworks. The trail sign for Shenandoah Mountain Trail South is at the gate on Forest Road 396 on the south side of US 250. Access Shenandoah Mountain Trail heading north from the Confederate Breastworks loop trail. SOUTHERN END : SCOTCHTOWN DRAFT RD 16 TO SOUTH /

15 days ago

wanted to hike in to Wallace Peak from Scotchtown Draft Rd and then return. the first two miles the trail was in good condition at two miles we went through some pricker bushes on the trail but it was just a nuisance. once we hit three miles we entered some serious brambles that got worse and worse. After fighting through them for a quarter mile we gave up when they looked to continue along the ridge top. Judging by how bad they were I would say it has been awhile since anyone traversed this end of the trail. If the brambles were cut back it would have been a nice quiet hike.

hiking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

South sister knob is a beautiful spot the rest of that trail is better for bikers

hiking
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Trail was in good condition. Enjoyed the hike and the views were unreal.

hiking
Monday, June 14, 2010

nice hike, beautiful veiws, good trip

Monday, December 09, 2013