Turk Branch Loop

Luray, Virginia 22835

Turk Branch Loop

Turk Branch Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This loop traverses the park’s most southerly and seemingly most forgotten reaches. Leave the crest of the Blue Ridge and descend along remote Turk Branch, passing old-home sites where Turk Branch meets the South Fork Moormans River.

Head up the uppermost part of the rocky South Fork Moormans River valley to meet the Appalachian Trail (AT). Hike north on Shenandoah’s master path, gaining limited views amid the pines and oaks before returning to Turk Gap. Though the elevation change is nearly 1,200 feet, the trail grades are never sharp."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Views, Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Shenandoah National Park (540) 999-3500.
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Dec 2018