Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail is a hiking trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 3,079 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 1,173 feet. Along the trail there is a grave yard.
Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This 5- to 6-hour 4.2-mile hike provides glimpses of the bygone era of the mountain people. On this hike head downhill via the Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail, ascend via the Nicholson Hollow Trail, and end up on the other side of Skyline Drive by way of the Appalachian Trail. The route passes Freestate Hollow (named by the Nicholson clan) and an abandoned cabin. Visiting a cabin such as this provides a glimpse of what life may have been like for the men, women, and children who once lived in the hollows."
--Bert and Jane Gildart, Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park (Falcon Guides).
"Appropriate for families, this hike to the summit offers natural history, geology, panoramic views, and folklore. If you have the luxury of time, pick a clear day for this hike and go early in the morning. Sunrise is a great time to enjoy the views and get some superb photos. Save foggy days for hikes to waterfalls; fog adds to the aura of wetness."
--Bert and Jane Gildart, Best Easy Day Hikes: Shenandoah National Park (Falcon Guides).
"This hike heads into one of Shenandoah National Park’s most heavily settled hollows to an authentic pioneer cabin—and you can even stay in it, with advance reservations. Back in pre-park days, Nicholson Hollow had a reputation, deserved or not, as a lawless place. You will drop steeply from Skyline Drive, then visit the George Corbin Cabin. Some say it is haunted. Your escape route takes you up the Hughes River to the Blue Ridge and the Appalachian Trail. A walk through a rocky mountain-laurelladen ridge leads you back to the trailhead."
--Johnny Molloy, Hiking through History Virginia (Falcon Guides).
"This 4.2-mile hike provides glimpses of the bygone era of the mountain people."
--Bert & Jane Gildart, Hiking Shenandoah National Park (Falcon Guides).
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