Limberlost Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Enjoy a short walk along a crushed greenstone surface. The Limberlost Trail, once lined by ancient hemlocks, can provide inspiration for all. Addie Pollock laid the groundwork for preserving the Limberlost Forest. Around 1920 she bought one hundred of the largest trees in the area for $1,000. Her husband George, who established Skyland, named the remnant forest after the Gene Stratton-Porter novel A Girl of the Limberlost, though in that case “limberlost” referred to a fictitious setting in Indiana.
Here in Shenandoah, the Limberlost Forest also preserves some of the park’s oldest and largest red spruce trees. This species is a remnant from the last ice age, and one such tree is believed to be more than 250 years old. This patriarch stands alone by a small stream that you will encounter along the walk."