Massanutten Trail

photo: Buffum Falls on the Trail, in the Pelham Hills. photo by John Kowaleski Type: Backcountry
Length: 71.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snow Play, General
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: North end of historic Massanutten Mountain; George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, Lee Ranger District, VA
States: Virginia
Counties: Page & Shenandoah
Latitude: 38.92792   Longitude: -78.3295

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The Massanutten Trail was constructed and designed to be a multi-purpose trail open to all non-motorized uses and available for use year round. Some sections of the trail are considered difficult for bikes and horses making the 71-mile circuit most suitable for hikers.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 800
Elevation High Point: 2,800
Year Designated: 2003

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Wade Bushong
USDA Forest Service
109 Milineu Rd.
Edinburg , VA 22824
(540) 984-4101



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