Massanutten Mtn Tr (orange) is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Shenandoah County, Virginia. It is within George Washington National Forest - Lee district. It is 20.6 miles long and begins at 1,690 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 25.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,483 feet. Waonaze Peak (elevation 2,707 feet), Short Mountain (elevation 2,808 feet), and another peak and the Woodstock Lookout Tower (elevation 1,873 feet) viewpoint can be seen along the trail. There is also parking along the trail.
Massanutten Mtn Tr (orange) Professional Reviews and Guides
"Just a few miles past Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive—but a world apart in terms of the crowds—you’ll find Massanutten Mountain, a long series of ridges running parallel to the Blue Ridge. Walking these ridges will offer you the distilled essence of the Virginia ridge ramble. Marvel at the wide open views of the North and South Forks of Shenandoah River below, the Blue Ridge to the east, the Alleghenies to the west, and— most of all—the solitude all around.
From where Massanutten Trail (MT) descends off Signal Knob and reaches VA 678 in Fort Valley, you’ll walk a long, flat ellipse, hiking about 32.4 miles south to the Duncan and Strickler Knob area. Just a few miles north of US 211, you’ll climb Waterfall Mountain, turn north, and return via the western ridge of Massanutten. Signal Knob—a prominence that dominates the area and was used by both sides in the Civil War—is your final highpoint and the sign that you are nearly home."
--Michael R. Martin, AMC's Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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