Piney Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 1,485 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,614 feet.
Piney Ridge Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Piney River Falls is one of the least-visited cataracts at Shenandoah, and we’re flummoxed about why. The trailside scenery meets high Shenandoah standards, and the falls are a worthy destination. Start your hike at the back of the field between Skyline Drive and the parking area across from the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp building. Look for the concrete post marked piney branch trail. Hike through black locust trees taking over an old pasture. Almost one-third of the land within Shenandoah National Park was once field, pasture, or meadow—treeless. At 0.1 mile intersect the Appalachian Trail and continue straight on a track much fainter than the AT. Just ahead, cross a grassy lane, also growing up with trees. Note the apple trees."
--Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro, Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press).
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