Knob Mountain–Jeremys Run Lariat

Rileyville, Virginia

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This full-day hike leads into the wilderness surrounding Jeremys Run. If you are a wilderness buff, this one’s for you. You could also make this a back-packing trip, camping at the bottom of Jeremys Run. The trails meander through the designated wilderness areas of Knob Mountain and Jeremys Run. There is a great view from Knob Mountain, and this hike is a long, beautiful trek into the heart of Shenandoah National Park. Begin by descending south on the Appalachian Trail at the brown signpost at the bottom level of the Elkwallow Picnic Area. Lush grasses line the trail in this forest of tall trees. Soon the path winds by a water pipe on the left. After about 0.3 mile, you encounter a cement post. Stay straight on the Jeremys Run Trail (blue blazes). Descend through a mature, open forest of oaks and maple—the squirrels love it here!
Hiking Shenandoah National Park

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Hiking Shenandoah National Park

by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)

This full-day hike leads into the wilderness surrounding Jeremys Run. If you are a wilderness buff, this one’s for you. You could also make this a back-packing trip, camping at the bottom of Jeremys Run. The trails meander through the
designated wilderness areas of Knob Mountain and Jeremys Run. There is a great view from Knob Mountain, and this hike is a long, beautiful trek into the heart of Shenandoah National Park.

Begin by descending south on the Appalachian Trail at the brown signpost at the bottom level of the Elkwallow Picnic Area. Lush grasses line the trail in this forest of tall trees. Soon the path winds by a water pipe on the left. After about 0.3 mile, you encounter a cement post. Stay straight on the Jeremys Run Trail (blue blazes). Descend through a mature, open forest of oaks and maple—the squirrels love it here!

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rileyville
Distance: 12.6
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 8 to 12 hours
Season: Spring to Fall
Trailhead Elevation: 2,500 feet
Top Elevation: 2,800 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 Knob Mountain–Jeremys Run Lariat

Recent Trail Reviews

10/15/2011
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Nice trail, water levels are high in the Fall, don't let the guide map fool you, be prepared for approx 12 water crossings during your hike, Finding appropriate camping for overnight was tough but found some off a hill, approx a mile before joining the AT for the return trip


10/16/2010
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Beautiful hike. This being one of the longer day hikes in the park, you get more privacy. Hiking on top of the ridge was especially nice, its cool, and doing the hike in the fall, you get to see all the trees around you changing color, as well as the mountains in the distance. The last half of the loop, paralleling Jeremy's Run was also enjoyable, with several stream crossings, waterfalls, and nice places to stop for a break.


9/2/2006
0

Following Tropical Storm Ernesto, the stream flow made the Jeremys Run leg one of the best hikes in the North District. Along the way had a trail encounter with a Black Bear while seeing two others from a distance. Take care to prepare for multiple stream crossings and rocks are quite slick. Sandals or sneakers are probably a better choice along the Jeremys Run leg rather than sturdy hiking boots (which I wore). Picnic area at trailhead make Jeremys Run leg popular with families and children on the weekends, although they tend to turn around at first stream crossing. Although I did not overnight along trail, noted several great backcountry locations alongside the stream.


5/17/2003
0

Good hike, lots of water on jeremys trail 18 water crossings can get tricky. We came down jeremys trail and up knob mtn. going down is great up is much steeper. no water on knobb mtn so bring some u will need it! get back to start going up the AT. great overnighter :)



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