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

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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:

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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