Walker Mountain

Staunton, Virginia 24401

Walker Mountain

Walker Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"This ride's general location is 25 miles west of Staunton. Scenery includes great views of neighboring peaks as you reach the top of Walker Mountain. This loop combines a lot of forest road through a cool, hemlock-shaded gorge adjacent to Clayton Mill Creek with a 1.2-mile stretch of single-track.

You will grow to love the area for its beauty, solitude, and proximity to some great out-of-the-way places, like Goshen Pass and Williamsville. The initial six-mile climb on hard-packed forest road is not easy, but for a rider with a moderate amount of stamina it makes a challenging introduction to the kinds of lengthy ascents you're likely to find in Virginia's national forests."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Year-round, except when there is snow and ice. Also use caution during hunting season.
1,948 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,115 feet
Top Elevation
Deerfield Ranger District, George Washington National Forest 540-885-8028
Local Contacts
George Washington National Forest Map of the Deerfield Ranger District; USGS Craigsville, Deerfield, and Green Valley
Local Maps