Turk Mountain

Luray, Virginia 22835

Turk Mountain

Turk Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"Start your hike at Turk Gap. P1 Cross Skyline Drive and begin descending on the Appalachian Trail (AT), southbound. Immediately enter a stand of pines. Be sure to take the trail to the left once you cross the road.

The trail to the right is the Turk Gap Trail. Walk under mountain laurel, maple, and chestnut oaks. Arrive at a trail junction at 0.2 mile. P2 Veer right on the lesser-used Turk Mountain Trail, descending to an unnamed gap at 0.5 mile. P3 Turk Mountain rises through the trees."

More Turk Mountain Professional Reviews and Guides

"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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10/27/2002
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

Luray
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2-2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
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Features
Shenandoah National Park (540) 999-3500.
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Oct 2018