Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

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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.
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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. This trail connects with the following: Appalachian Trail and Nicolson Hollow.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Shenandoah National Park
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 1,173 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 3,079 feet
Top Elevation: 3,085 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Corbin Cabin Cutoff Trail
Parks: Shenandoah National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 2062/3085 ft
Elevation Start/End: 3079/3079 ft
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Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park

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.

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Hiking through History Virginia

Hiking through History Virginia

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.

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Hiking Shenandoah National Park

Hiking Shenandoah National Park

This 4.2-mile hike provides glimpses of the bygone era of the mountain people.

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5/1/2010
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Nice view, little traffic. There's not a huge amount soecial about it, but it's a nice walk.



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