Rapidan Road

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 22835

Elevation Gain1,287ft
Trailhead Elevation3,495ft
Elevation Min/Max2334/3519ft
Elevation Start/End3495/3495ft

Rapidan Road

Rapidan Road is a hiking trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 3,495 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,287 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The Community School (historical) (elevation 3,212 feet) school can be seen along the trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park (Falcon Guides)
Bert and Jane Gildart
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"This is a moderately difficult hike to a falls, the retreat of a former U.S. president, and a return along one of the park’s higher and more geologically interesting peaks. A sign explains that “Fishing Is Permitted” in the stream. However, it also says “All fish must be handled carefully and returned immediately to the stream” and “Only artificial flies or lures with a single hook are permitted.” After 1.5 miles the trail passes Big Rock Falls. Continue following the trail downhill, until you encounter a bridge crossing Mill Prong, which is almost immediately adjacent to the Rapidan River." Read more

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Trail Information

Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topo Map 228; Map 10, Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park, Central District (PATC, Inc.)
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Dec 2018