Ridge Trail

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 22835

Distance3.0mi
Elevation Gain2,911ft
Trailhead Elevation3,263ft
Top3,267ft
Elevation Min/Max1086/3267ft
Elevation Start/End3263/3263ft

Ridge Trail

Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Madison County, Virginia. It is within Shenandoah National Park. It is three miles long and begins at 3,263 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,911 feet. The trail ends near Old Rag Mountain (elevation 3,274 feet). There are also restrooms and cliffs near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Weakley Hollow Fire Road and Saddle Trail.

Ridge Trail Professional Review and Guide

"There are several routes scattered about the small cliffs along the Ridge Trail near the 10-foot, 4th-class downclimb (a.k.a. the Ridge Trail “bottleneck”). The two routes described in the previous edition, Ridge Trail Direct (5.12b/c) and The Stud (5.8-), are now missing bolt hangers. Given the volume of hikers that pass beneath these routes, it’s probably best not to toprope (or rebolt) these lines. There are certainly many other route possibilities off either side of this section of the Ridge Trail if you’re willing to explore a little."

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Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
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Shenandoah National Park
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Aug 2018