Reviews (176)
Photos (888)
Recordings (156)
View user's profile page
Matt G reviewed Jeremy's Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 12, 2020
Hiking
View Matt's Recording
View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 8, 2020
Hiking
View Jesse's Recording
View user's profile page
Jonathan Edwards-Opperman reviewed Jeremy's Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 7, 2020
Hiking
View Jonathan's Recording
View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 6, 2020
Hiking
First to Review

Arrived at 1pm, parking was fine. Saw maybe 8-10 people during the first mile and a half, but then saw no one for the entire rest of the hike. Went counterclockwise, which I’m so glad we did bc the first 1/4 of the hike along Hazel River was amazing. The water was high from rain, so river crossings were extra precarious as many of the stones intended for crossing were submerged by 1/2 ft of water. We didn’t want to get our feet wet or take our shoes off, so we went up-river a bit to find a place to cross, and even then, the crossing was very tenuous, fun, and exciting! We also shimmied across a log, at another crossing, which was also fun. But for the most part, be prepared to fall in, as the rocks are very slippery and other groups we saw were shocked that we made it across without falling in. After the excitement on the river, we were pretty disappointed after we moved away from the river bc the rest of the hike was pretty boring. A constant slog uphill, then a flat boring section with no views but forest and lots of the overgrowth on the trail, followed by a constant relatively steep downhill over tons of loose, egg-sized rocks that were the perfect recipe for ankle-rolling. Thankfully towards the end we got to see the river again, which really is very scenic and makes the entire hike worth it. Overall, I’d recommend it, but don’t expect any special views except for the river. One last note, we did see some fairly fresh bear scat, so if you hike later in the day or evening, make sure to keep a lookout for bear friends.

View Emmy's Recording
View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 14, 2020
Hiking

Nice fairly secluded trail. Definitely a moderate trail, a few nice view spots.

View Robin's Recording
View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 13, 2020
HikingMuddyOver grown
View Frank's Recording
View user's profile page
Abigail Krump reviewed Jeremy's Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 27, 2020
BackpackingBlowdownBugsOver grown

Whew. What a trail. We did this as an overnight 7.25.20-7.26.2020. Jeremy's Run is trail is fine with some overgrown parts and extremely buggy. I typically don't complain about bugs because it's the outdoors and we all know they will be there; however, thousands of millipedes all over the ground, rocks, in the river, and at the campsites made it difficult to stand or sit still without being crawled on. The Knob trail is extremely overgrown for miles to the point where it feels more like Bush-pushing than hiking. Which is great if that is what you want to be doing but we did not love it up the mountain with packs on. Additionally, we saw several venomous snakes (a copperhead at the waterfall campground, and a very large, very angry timber rattle on the trail). The overgrowth with the snakes was a bit much for us since we had to be on extra guard. There is no view from knob mountain and no place to sit and take a break if that is what you are looking for. Overall, not one of our favorites.

View user's profile page
Forest Sun reviewed Jeremy's Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 27, 2020
HikingOff trail

We completed the loop clockwise on 7/26/2020. First half, the Jaremy’s run trail, is easy and rather flat, and it’s a pleasant experience crossing the beautiful stream back and forth numerous times. Once turned onto Knob Mountain Trail the hiking became more strenuous. But all in all it’s a very attractive loop and I would recommend it to everybody. The trail doesn’t seem depicted correctly though at the turning point from Knob Mountain to Knob Mountain Cutoff, we’d certainly get lost without our gps.

View user's profile page
Donovan Mattole reviewed Jeremy's Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 14, 2020
HikingBlowdownBugs

We completed this trail on 7/13/20 and it will be a trip the boys will never forget! We left from Elkwallow parking on Sat around 1 PM and hiked about 4 miles. It was my wife and I, our 13 year old and his best friend (12). Our family is experienced back country backpackers - his buddy had never done anything like this and was carry 25 lbs. he struggled and we found an amazing campsite around the 4 mile spot. We headed down Jeremy Run with plan to split into three easy days. The second day we made the additional three miles to Knob Mt trail and realized we’d be stuck on mountain with no water and a thunderstorm was coming in. So, we backtracked and found a second fantastic site on Jeremy Creek. It started pouring as we put the tents up. Luckily, we were also able to put up a great rain fly to have a dry cooking spot and hung an ENO in there. The rain came in stronger and by nightfall we were in the tents with thunder echoing through the canyon. It was an experience they will never forget! Much of our stuff was wet, but I’d say it was worth it. So, we launched around and took off to hike back out around 11 AM. The hike to the top of knob mountain was brutal on his friend. It took us hours. In the end I strapped his entire back on to mine. That was brutal. We didn’t get back to the car until 5:30 PM. So, here’s our advice. -the mountain side is intense with kids. Just be aware. Our son would have been fine, but it is long and there is no water. -the Jeremy run side is beautiful and there of course is a ton of water. -there are pros and cons on which way to go. I’d lean towards counter clockwise and knocking out the mountain in one day, but we did like the way we went. Just be prepared for a climb!! -there were plenty of little ticks dropping on us and we where regularly brushing them off our legs -another option for a great canyon hike is just making this an out and back. In hindsight I would have done that. The views of valley were mostly obstructed from ridge line, so we would have only have missed an insane day of work. The hike back would have been a long gradual increase, but still better on our young friend - if you did out and back you could also stop anywhere. The creek is fantastic and there are some great options. -also note that the recording put us at 15.1 miles - about three over posted hike difference

View user's profile page
Bush Bell reviewed Jeremy's Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 11, 2020
HikingBlowdownBugsOver grownRocky

Great trail. Has almost everything one wants in SNP train - creek trails with many crossings, ridge trails, limited other hikers, reasonable elevation changes. Given the tree coverage, limited views.

View Bush's Recording
View user's profile page
Indie Brassingram reviewed Jeremy's Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 8, 2020
Hiking

Lots of stream crossing and very few people seen.

View Indie's Recording
View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 5, 2020
HikingBugs
View user's profile page
Corey Louton reviewed Jeremy's Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 24, 2020
Hiking

Hiked this trail 6/12-6/13, it was a little over grown in areas but walkable. Great trail for a family hike or back country camping. We do this trail several times a year as a family (kids are 10, 14, and 17) and we usually stay one or two nights, there are plenty of camp spots spread out. The trail follows the stream/river so plenty of places to top off water using a water filter, the water crossings are fairly easy and no deeper than mid calf. The most strenuous part of this trail will be the switch backs going back to the trail head (about a 1000’ elevation gain).

did the trail clockwise, which probably ended up being the easier direction. minimal climbing but a good overall hike. it took us just under 3 hours, with stops at several lookouts.

View user's profile page
Zachary ZS reviewed Jeremy's Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 13, 2020
HikingBugsOver grown

Did this backwards in Mid June 2020. There was SO MANY TICKS! Seriously, never seen so many ticks before. Wearing long pants is a must to avoid bites. Camped by the river. Beautiful spot. One of my favorite backcountry camping sites in the Shenandoah.

View user's profile page
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 7, 2020
HikingFloodedMuddyOver grown

Hike is ok. Due to the flooding the night before, the stream was treacherous to cross. Most of the trails were streams. The blazes need fresh paint.

View user's profile page
Kevin Brasler reviewed Jeremy's Run Trail
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 3, 2020
HikingBlowdownBugsOver grown

Hiked this counter clockwise on 6/3/20. It’s moderately overgrown in several spots along its entire length, but then the park reopened only a few days before I hiked it and no one has been able to maintain it. Lots and lots of bugs. Swarms of them the entire hike. Got 4-5 tick bites despite wearing most of a can of spray. The trail disappeared after I reached the river after coming down from Knob Mountain. Took 1/2 mile of bushwhacking and wading in the river to find it again. I blamed my own stupidity until I got home and reviewed others’ recordings—the section where I got lost clearly is too overgrown and was a problem for others. My trip measured out at nearly 14 miles, but the trailhead parking lot was closed, which added probably 1/2 mile total to my walk. The river crossings were mostly wet crossings for me. Got to the point that my boots were so wet I gave up on rock hopping and log gymnastics that I’d just wade the thing. Slowing down just meant more bugs.

View Kevin's Recording
Showing results 1 - 19 of 176