Traces Trail

Rileyville, Virginia

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Take a forest hike along a trail that passes “traces” of mountain folk habitation and natural history. This hike packs a lot into a short distance. It’s a great route for a family with small children and for people with an interest in natural and cultural history.What’s more, the trail is ideally located for RV campers since it departs from the Mathews Arm Campground. Dogs are prohibited on this trail. As you hike on the Traces Trail, you’ll see remnants of old rock walls, foundations, and roads.The hike is particularly pleasing in the fall when the leaves are red and gold. It’s even pleasing when fog envelops the area and a light rain is falling. Whatever the conditions, don’t pass this one up. The trail is broad and begins beneath a mantle of red oak. Soon the trail climbs above the amphitheater.
Hiking Shenandoah National Park

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Hiking Shenandoah National Park

by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)

Take a forest hike along a trail that passes “traces” of mountain folk habitation and natural history. This hike packs a lot into a short distance. It’s a great route for a family with small children and for people with an interest in natural and cultural history.What’s more, the trail is ideally located for RV campers since it departs from the Mathews Arm Campground.

Dogs are prohibited on this trail. As you hike on the Traces Trail, you’ll see remnants of old rock walls, foundations, and roads.The hike is particularly pleasing in the fall when the leaves are red and gold. It’s even pleasing when fog envelops the area and a light rain is falling. Whatever the conditions, don’t pass this one up. The trail is broad and begins beneath a mantle of red oak. Soon the trail climbs above the amphitheater.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rileyville
Distance: 1.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: Spring to Fall
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 Traces Trail

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