Turk Mountain

Crimora, Virginia 24431

Turk Mountain

Turk Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"This is an ascent to the inspiring summit of Turk Mountain is followed by a descent along the same trail.

The trail up Turk Mountain begins across the road from the Turk Gap parking lot, at which point you immediately access the Appalachian Trail south. Continue along the AT for 0.1 mile and turn right onto the Turk Mountain Trail, which follows a brief downhill course, dropping through a saddle. At about 0.4 mile the trail begins to ascend abruptly and continues to do so throughout the climb. Near the top, the trail switchbacks several times, culminating approximately 1.1 miles later at an elevation of 2,981 feet. Upon reaching what is essentially the trail’s end, if you want good views you must scramble over rocks for a short distance."

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This trail is somewhat strenuous as stated in the description but the summit view is well worth the effort!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
325 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 4 hours
Spring to Fall
2,550 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,875 feet
Top Elevation
Shenandoah National Park
Local Contacts
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topographic Map 228; Map 11, Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park, South District
Local Maps

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Aug 2018