Browns Gap Fire Road

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 22835

Elevation Gain2,139ft
Trailhead Elevation2,582ft
Elevation Min/Max1335/2582ft
Elevation Start/End2582/2582ft

Browns Gap Fire Road

Browns Gap Fire Road is a hiking and horse trail in Albemarle County and Rockingham County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 5.1 miles long and begins at 2,582 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,139 feet. The Browns Gap parking is near the trailhead.

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Hiking through History Virginia (Falcon Guides)
Johnny Molloy
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"This loop features both Virginia history and natural beauty. Start at Browns Gap, site of significant Civil War activity, especially by Confederate legend Stonewall Jackson. Head down a 200-year-old turnpike, passing a Rebel’s grave. Leave the historic road and follow Doyles River past two significant waterfalls. Climb up Jones Run, viewing several old-growth trees, and see one more big cataract. Finally, complete the loop by passing by Dundo Picnic Area, once a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, while Shenandoah National Park was being developed." Read more

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Trail Information

Shenandoah National Park
Nearby City
Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park, 3655 Highway 211 E., Luray, VA 22835; (540) 999-3500;
Local Contacts
Shenandoah National Park; USGS Browns Cove
Local Maps

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Dec 2018