Tuscarora Trail: Biby Trail to Pinnacle Shelter

MODERATE 9 reviews

Tuscarora Trail: Biby Trail to Pinnacle Shelter is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gore, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles
1,105 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips





This Out and Back trail features a small loop at the end around the Pinnacle Shelter area. The trail begins at the Biby Trailhead parking area is above the Shawneeland Community. The Biby Trail (white) begin with a steep set of switchbacks that leads down to the Tuscarora Trail (blue). Follow the Tuscarora to the southwest for a couple of miles to the intersection with Laurel Run and follow up the hill to the Pinnacle Shelter. Climb to the top of the ridge and follow to the intersection with the Frye Path (yellow), turn left and follow to the Laurel Run Trail (white). Turn left and follow back to the Tuscarora Trail (blue). Retrace your steps back to the Biby Trailhead parking area.

10 days ago

I did this hike today and it was great, love the waterfalls and the view is amazing! it's very rocky and was slippery today from all the rain! I took my 3 liter bladder I ran out while I was half way there sooo consider a lot of water if you are doing it in summer time! ♡ and remember to keep your dogs on a leash.

16 days ago

We considered this an enjoyable hike and had lunch at the waterfall, near the head of Laurel Run, which was flowing well due to all the rain lately. Appears to be lightly traveled. Time back out from the Waterfall was about 1hr and 25min.

1 month ago

Well marked tails very rocky great hike

1 month ago

Loved the trail and the views. It was easy to find. However I would say this is a bit more of a difficult hike due to the steep grade and some rocky terrain.

2 months ago

Wonderful hike that isn’t too strenuous. There are some rocky bits that are hard to traverse when wet (it was raining).

4 months ago

Great short hike with waterfall and a some gorgeous views to the west.

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