Sky Meadows Gap Run Via North and South Ridge Loop

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Sky Meadows Gap Run Via North and South Ridge Loop is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Delaplane, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1072 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

A very nice hike through wooded, moderately steep terrain. The paths are well maintained, and fairly heavily traveled. This is a very popular park, so you can expect to run into other hikers here, especially on the weekend. There are many trails in the area to choose from, ranging from less than a mile to a loop of about 8 miles. The park trails connect up to the Appalachian Trail, south of where it heads into Ashby Gap. This hike covers a popular loop: up the Gap Run Trail to the North Ridge Trial, then down the South Ridge Trail. Most of the trails are well shaded by tree cover, though there are a few nice scenic overlooks that are open. There are many facilities here, but the park is mainly geared towards hiking.

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5 months ago

Took Piedmont Overlook to Ambassador Whitehouse to Appalachian Trail to North/South Ridge. Great views and varied terrain. Piedmont Overlook trail is pretty vigorous on the way up but you're rewarded with a great vista and lots of trail options. Well marked and maintained.

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7 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous views. Kids handled it.
Loved the views. It was a gorgeous day and not
Too crowded.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike with amazing views!

11 months ago

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11 months ago

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Beautiful. Can't wait to go in the spring

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Beautiful scenery, rolling hills, lush fields, historical buildings, and lots of wildlife. I wish I'd had more time to explore. Definitely recommend. Just remember to check for ticks.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Absolutely amazing! So many trails that intersect, choose your own tracks. Trails are very well maintained and marked. We had a blast and definitely intend on going back to Sky Meadow State Park to do more trails.

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Monday, May 09, 2016