Compton Peak

Flint Hill , Virginia

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This out-and-back hike follows the Appalachian Trail and climbs 835 feet to the summit of Compton Peak, where the views are expansive and the geology intriguing.
Hiking Shenandoah National Park

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Hiking Shenandoah National Park

by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)

This out-and-back hike follows the Appalachian Trail and climbs 835 feet to the summit of Compton Peak, where the views are expansive and the geology intriguing.

© 2016 Bert & Jane Gildart/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Flint Hill
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 to 2½ hours
Season: Spring to Fall
Trailhead Elevation: 2,200 feet
Top Elevation: 3,300 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Shenandoah National Park
Local Maps: National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topographic Map 228; Map 9, Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park, North District
Driving Directions: Directions to Compton Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

11/23/2017
0

This is a very nice, quick hike. The trail is well-maintained and has log or rock stairs during the steep sections. The trail follows the AT until the last .2 miles, when you can chose from two peaks, west or east. This is a little misleading as the only view is to the right (West peak). The left “peak” (East) leads down the mountain to geologic formations that are unique to this hike. The west peak would be a wonderful place to have lunch or enjoy nice weather.


8/16/2009
0

Convenient to park, hike in and out for an afternoon. It is a good hike to prepare for something more strenuous in the future. 1.2 miles each way along the App. trail. The views were great, and traffic was very light. My wife and dog were able to keep up very easily.


11/23/2008
0

Very easy uphill hike. Very enjoyable, and quiet.



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