Best trails in Bluemont, Virginia

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Looking for a great trail near Bluemont, Virginia? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around South Mountain State Park or Sky Meadows State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area or Manassas National Battlefield Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 4 hard trails in Bluemont ranging from 9.6 to 19.2 miles and from 990 to 1,673 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Bluemont, Virginia
Top trails (9)
#1 - Raven Rocks via Appalachian Trail
Bluemont, Virginia
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
This is a moderate trail with the final view point being the most magnificent. This out-and-back hike -- which some locals call "the roller-coaster" -- winds up and down several ridges, some of which are fairly steep. When leaves have fallen, the valley peeks through in the distance. Terrain is similar to other sections of the AT in the area. There are some rocky sections. Please note that parking is scarce.Show more
#2 - Buzzard Hill via Appalachian Trail
Bluemont, Virginia
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Great hike along part of the Apalachian Trail to the summit of Buzzard Hill. Along the way you'll experience a stream crossing, 2 ridge climbs, a very unique water fall with lots of interesting features, and the ruins of a cabin. The hike is loaded with 3 possible campsites, 1 equipped with a fire circle. The chance to view wild flowers, and water fauna are ever present in this hike. Note: There is no legal parking for this trail. Please pay attention to the parking signs at the trailhead. Show more
#3 - Bear's Den Park Trail
Bear's Den Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 53 m
#4 - Bear Den Park to Buzzard Hill
Bear's Den Park
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
#5 - Cool Springs Battlefield
Bluemont, Virginia
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
A great hilly family-friendly paved trail that consists of two loops with interesting historical signage that passes by the Shenandoah River and a waterfall. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt and typically at least four feet wide. The grade is mostly gentle in the first loop (further south, all estimated under 5%) but steep (above 10%) in the northern loop so only the lower loop is suggested for wheelchair and stroller users. There are some creek crossings that require steps and aren't accessible.Show more
#6 - Appalachian Trail: Bears Den to Harpers Ferry
Bear's Den Park
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Length: 19.2 mi • Est. 9 h 57 m
#7 - Ashby Hollow via Appalachian Trail
Bluemont, Virginia
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
#8 - Appalachian Trail to Ridge to River Trail
Bear's Den Park
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 6 h 58 m
As of May, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#9 - Bear's Den to Ashby Gap
Bear's Den Park
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 7 h 50 m