Wilkins Way

HARD 3 reviews
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Wilkins Way is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near North Garden, Virginia that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

lake

Wilkins way loop with a section of Luke's Loop

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Wilkins Way (aka Red Trail) is a moderately difficult hiking loop. I'm not sure why it's considered hard or difficult. Even most of the black diamond sections are unfairly labeled as such.

In fact, Red Trail is mostly ridden by Mountain Bikers rather than hikers. At 4.6 miles it will only take you a few hours to complete the whole thing. The hardest parts are moderately steep (places in Shenendoah are steeper) and have some loose gravel and dirt. All in all not black diamond worthy. The hike is mostly in the woods, with only a small section at the end showing you the beautiful lake. There are some old homes that can be seen from the trail as well.

It's a nice hike, especially if you're up for something a little more challenging - but not a whole day thing. The views are a little stale compared to other things in the area but its a nice hike and you'll enjoy it. We did!

hiking
6 months ago