Wilkins Way

HARD 4 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles
593 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking


Wilkins way loop with a section of Luke's Loop

4 months ago

We were expecting more of a challenge. It’s a pretty hike with some old houses that are interesting to explore. Our biggest challenge was crossing the river but only because it rained the night before, under normal conditions I think it would be fine.

9 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!

8 months ago

Saturday, June 03, 2017