Amphibious Landing

Staunton, Virginia 24402

Amphibious Landing

Amphibious Landing Professional Review and Guide

"Along the border between Virginia and West Virginia, the knobs
stand higher, the drafts run swifter, and the forests grow wilder than farther east. This walk weaves together ridgelines, distant vistas, and river gorges with abundant stream crossings. In the upper reaches of Ramseys Draft—a federally designated Wilderness area—backpackers will visit one of the last remaining stands of old-growth giant hemlocks on the East Coast.

By linking together the trails in the Ramseys Draft Wilderness with 26.2-mile Wild Oak National Recreation Trail, this route creates a sustained journey in the high country of Central Virginia. Together, the trails form a lopsided figure-eight centered on the beautiful camping at Hiner Spring. You’ll begin by climbing the wet and wonderful Ramseys Draft with its innumerable crossings."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
10,461 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
3-6 days
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests’ website at, and the North River Ranger District can be reached at 540-432-0187
Local Contacts
USGS Quads: West Augusta, Stokesville, Palo Also, and Reddish Knob
Local Maps

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Oct 2018