Browns Gap Turnpike

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 22835

Elevation Gain345ft
Trailhead Elevation2,229ft
Elevation Min/Max2219/2490ft
Elevation Start/End2229/2221ft

Browns Gap Turnpike

Browns Gap Turnpike is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Albemarle County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 2,229 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 345 feet. This trail connects with the following: Doyles River Trail.

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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."

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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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Aug 2018