Tuscarora–Overall Run Trail Loop

Bentonville, Virginia

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This long hike passes two beautiful waterfalls, with several very steep descents and ascents. It’s a good idea to be in shape and have lots of energy for this hike. The trail passes two beautiful waterfalls, but if the season has been a dry one, the falls could be reduced to merely a trickle.The trail also offers views of Massanutten Mountain and beyond. Note: On some older maps, the Tuscarora Trail used to be called the Big Blue Trail. Begin this wilderness journey at the Mathews Arm Campground from the start of the Traces Trail. Follow the Traces Trail for about 0.4 mile to the first cement post. Stay on the trail (right) to the next cement post at interpretive sign 9. Go right and ascend to the next cement post. Turn left onto the Tuscarora-Overall Run Trail (blue blazes).
Hiking Shenandoah National Park

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Hiking Shenandoah National Park

by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)

This long hike passes two beautiful waterfalls, with several very steep descents and ascents.

It’s a good idea to be in shape and have lots of energy for this hike. The trail passes two beautiful waterfalls, but if the season has been a dry one, the falls could be reduced to merely a trickle.The trail also offers views of Massanutten Mountain and beyond. Note: On some older maps, the Tuscarora Trail used to be called the Big Blue Trail.

Begin this wilderness journey at the Mathews Arm Campground from the start of the Traces Trail. Follow the Traces Trail for about 0.4 mile to the first cement post. Stay on the trail (right) to the next cement post at interpretive sign 9. Go right and ascend to the next cement post. Turn left onto the Tuscarora-Overall Run Trail (blue blazes).

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bentonville
Distance: 9.7
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Season: Spring to Fall
Trailhead Elevation: 2,500 feet
Top Elevation: 3,000 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 Tuscarora–Overall Run Trail Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

1/4/2009
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The hike begins mostly downhill until you start to hear the rushing water getting louder and louder, and soon you turn a corner and you are struck with the beautiful sight of the 93 foot waterfall and the valley below. Since I went in the winter, I was able to enjoy this lovely sight to myself, and boy was it worth it. But of course the hike is not over, and soon you deal with the strenuous ascent which still had my "dogs" barking after a few days. Wonderful hike and I'd recommend it to anyone.


6/4/2007
0

Nice trail, Highly traveled. Very strenous. Enjoyed alot! Got to see many deer a bear and alot of other hikers!


5/29/2004
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