Frazier Discovery Trail

Simmons Gap, Virginia 22935

Frazier Discovery Trail

Frazier Discovery Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A 1.3-mile loop with signs that introduces hikers to discoveries along the trail."

Frazier Discovery Trail Reviews

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10/7/2007
A great trail to do for a short hike! Today was the first time we had our three-month old out in the backpack, so we were looking for shorter trails to do and this one fit the bill perfectly. It's got a good bit of climbing, if you come from the parking lot, but because it's only about a 1/2 mile or so it's not that bad, and the views from both lookouts are nice. I actually expected it to be much busier than it was, since it's so close to the visitor center. At the top you have the option of hiking down the AT for a little while for additional mileage. The huge rock outcropping about 3/4 of the way from the top is beautiful as well - a great trail to see lots of different stuff at Shenandoah! Highly recommended if you're looking for a quick trail that offers a lot of bang-for-the-buck.
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Trail Information

Simmons Gap
Nearby City
1.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Best spring through fall
Season
2,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,250 feet
Top Elevation
Shenandoah National Park
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Topographic Map 228; Map 11, Appalachian Trail and Other Trails in Shenandoah National Park, South District (PATC, Inc.)
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Aug 2018