Lands Run Gap Fire Road is a hiking and horse trail in Warren County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 1,124 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,043 feet. The Lands Run Falls viewpoint and the Lands Run Gap saddle can be seen along the trail. There are also a cliff, a wood, and a parking along the trail.
Lands Run Gap Fire Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"This is a good warm-up hike to an intimate woodland waterfall if you're entering Shenandoah National Park from the north."
--Andy Thompson, Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia (Falcon Guides).
"An enjoyable jaunt down an old road leads to views of a pretty waterfall."
--Bert & Jane Gildart, Hiking Shenandoah National Park (Falcon Guides).
"An enjoyable jaunt down an old road leads to views of a pretty waterfall. Lands Run Falls is not especially high, nor can you see the entire falls from the trail. But the setting is lovely, and the trek provides a nice leg stretcher. Woods flanking the trail are dominated by oaks and hickories, interspersed with tulip poplars. Many of the healthiest oaks here were knocked down by Tropical Storm Fran in 1996. Those not already denuded by gypsy moths were so heavily laden with leaves that they were easily toppled by the strong winds. In addition to a lovely forest, there is a great deal of greenstone (volcanic rock) exposed by soil erosion. Look for greenstone on the uphill side of the road. From the Lands Run parking area, follow the fire road, which descends immediately and continues to do so."
--Bert and Jane Gildart, Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park (Falcon Guides).
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