Thornton River Loop

HARD 3 reviews
#136 of 163 trails in

Thornton River Loop is a 7.7 mile loop trail located near Sperryville, Virginia and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,781 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

Great rock walls at the beginning of this loop, and an old abandoned vehicle. The incline back up to Skyline Drive and then up to Byrd's Nest Shelter is what made me rank this trail difficult. It is an unrelenting uphill climb at around the 1/2 way mark.