Ivy Creek Trail

Elkton, Virginia 22827

Ivy Creek Trail

Ivy Creek Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a leg stretcher on the Appalachian Trail that leads to a rock overlook offering excellent views of Powell Gap Hollow and the mountains and farmlands to the east.

The hike begins on the south side of the Ivy Creek Overlook. Turn south onto the Appalachian Trail and begin a gradual descent amid sassafras, laurel, oak, and pine. The trail then begins to climb and makes several switchbacks, passing by several large boulders. Soon, there will be beautiful views to the east of Loft Mountain. In late summer, the trail is flanked by mint, goldenrod, and yellow daisies. In winter the trail is open and spacious and provides seemingly unending views."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
30 to 60 minutes
Shenandoah National Park
Local Contacts
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topo Map 228; Map 11, Appalachian Trail and other trails in Shenandoah National Park, South District (PATC, Inc.)
Local Maps

Trail Log