Piedmont Overlook Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Piedmont Overlook Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Delaplane, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1085 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding

views

wildlife

Beautiful wooded area, strenuous uphill hiking.

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3 days ago

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10 days ago

This was great! If we ever do it again we would go the opposite way so that we ended with the view. It was a great hike. Benches along the way for a rest. Some sun and some shade. A mixture between some steep hills and flat trails. The meadows were pretty as well!

hiking
15 days ago

Uphill hiking definitely made it a workout, but views of wide farmland was worth it!

26 days ago

definitely not for kids. more experienced and people in good shape. start of the trail will make you stop to catch your breath.

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1 month ago

Very nice. Intersecting trails give lots of options

2 months ago

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2 months ago

amazing day, beautiful weather, been coming here for years. great place to hike

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3 months ago

We stumbled on this area by accident. We had a few good hours to hike, which brought us to Sky Meadow. Hiking up Piedmont is slow going, but the views are worth the trek. We followed the recommendations of others on this loop. At the top of the Ambassador Whitehouse trl is a beautiful view of Paris below. The trail intersects with the AT, but then turns back into the woods onto the North Ridge trl. Very glad to take the South Ridge trl down. It meets up with the Snowden trl, where you can see remnants of the old homestead.

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent views. On our first visit we climbed up the meadow (benches for kids to take a break) and came down in the woods by the stream. We knew next time to go up in the woods by the stream and go down the meadow and enjoy that view! My 6 year old had no problem and could of hiked much farther. It was a bit much for my 3 year old. Very well marked trails. Just a fabulous park! This park can get very busy. We arrived at 11 AM on Presidents' Day and were told the park was closed due to overcrowding. One of the park rangers directed us to the GR Thompson state wildlife management area on Leeds Manor road about a mile away where we parked for free, hiked and had a fabulous time, but definitely not the views of Sky Meadow.

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4 months ago