Massanutten Trail

photo: Buffum Falls on the Trail, in the Pelham Hills. photo by John Kowaleski

Length: 71.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? 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

     Wildlife Observation - Mammals

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

Driving Directions

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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%
Maximum Grade: 55%
Elevation Low Point: 800
Elevation High Point: 2,800
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: American Trails Featured NRT

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
[email protected]



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