Sky Meadows Loop

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Sky Meadows Loop is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Paris, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,335 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

18 days ago

We went on a warm December day. We started at the South Ridge trail then took Old Trail then Ambassador Whitehouse then Piedmont Overlook. It was 7 miles going that route. There were two beautiful Overlooks, meadows and nice trails through the woods. It was a bit muddy but this year we have had record rainfalls. There was a bathroom and visitors center with gift shop. It does cost $5 to get on the park but well with it. Pick up a map when you come in.

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3 months ago

This was nice for a challenging and quiet run with only a couple other people using the trails. I ran it counterclockwise meaning that the views were all within the first couple miles. I’d do it in reverse next time. Trail is varied from non technical fire road to some very technical single track. The two overlooks are beautiful, and the trail is generally a mixture of serene woods and open meadows that keep the run fresh and interesting. If you’re feeling more, add the Snowden loop for an extra 3/4 of a mile or so. I’d happily run this trail again!

3 months ago

Great combination of woods, hills and meadows.

5 months ago

We had a great walk today on this trail nice mix of uphill on the front end and some flat and rolling hills halfway through. This is if you start from South Ridge Trail. Great views from Piedmont overlook! Definitely get a map beforehand. we were glad we saw that in the previous reviews.

5 months ago

did this trail mixed with the ambassador trail and the old trail to make about 8-9 miles. nice views and easy paths

We really enjoyed this hike. Fortunately, another reviewer suggested getting a map from a park ranger. We wouldn’t have been able to follow the series of trails without it. Lucked into a strawberry festival in the park at the end. Nothing like a cold lemonade after a hike!

hiking
Friday, November 10, 2017

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

A nice trail but make sure to get the map from the park ranger before starting. There is no trail called Sky Meadow Loop rather its a bunch of trails.

hiking
Friday, September 01, 2017

Awesome park. Going up Piedmont Overlook was hard right at the beginning of the hike. I will go the other way up South Ridge next time. This will also be great for the view coming down Piedmont Overlook. Overall awesome hike.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Great hike

hiking
Sunday, January 08, 2017

Walked this yesterday in the snow and saw nice views of rolling hills. The section within the park is a bit short, so added a bit on the Appalachian Trail to increase the mileage. All trails are well marked. The Appalachia Trail does hook back up with the park trails, even though it is in't obvious on the alltrails map. Paid $5 using the honor system envelopes at the entrance booth to park; saw some people get ticketed for not paying, so I'd pay the fee if you stop by an no one is manning the station.

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