Piney Branch Trail

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 22835

Distance3.8mi
Elevation Gain217ft
Trailhead Elevation1,182ft
Top1,362ft
Elevation Min/Max1182/1362ft
Elevation Start/End1182/1182ft

Piney Branch Trail

Piney Branch Trail is a hiking trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 3.8 miles long and begins at 1,182 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 217 feet. This trail connects with the following: Piney Ridge Trail and Hull School Trail.

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Hiking Virginia - 4th Edition (Falcon Guides)
Bill and Mary Burnham
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"Heavily settled prior to Shenandoah National Park’s formation, the woods tucked between Piney River and Keyser Run today hold clues both obvious and obscure, from family cemeteries to low stone field walls long overgrown by a resurgent forest. Above all, it is a sanctuary of rushing water and steep cliffs. Those who like to save the best for last will appreciate our twist on conventional wisdom: Most people like to climb up Little Devil Stairs, but we save this knee-knocking route along Keyser Run for a finishing act." Read more
Best Hikes Near Washington D.C. (Falcon Guides)
Bill and Mary Burnham
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"Heavily settled prior to Shenandoah National Park's formation, the woods tucked between Piney River and Keyser Run today hold clues of past inhabitants, both obvious and obscure, from family cemeteries to low stone field walls long overgrown by a resurgent forest." Read more

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Trail Information

Shenandoah National Park
Nearby City
Shenandoah National Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
Shenandoah National Park, 3655 US 211 East, Luray (540) 999-3500 www.nps.gov/shen
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 74 C2
Local Maps

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Dec 2018