Sat, May 21

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George Washington National Forest

Hike: GWNF – Massanutten Trail/Buzzard Rock/Veach Gap, VA

Time & Location

May 21, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

George Washington National Forest, 11263-, 11621 Fort Valley Rd, Fort Valley, VA 22652, USA

About the Event

$26. Long hike: 12 mi., 2500 ft. ascent/2200 descent. Moderate hike: 9 mi., 2000 ft. ascent/descent.

We frequently cover the Signal Knob area of Massanutten Mountain, but today’s hike will explore the other side of the historic Fort Valley. Long hikers will take the Buzzard Rock Trail to ascend to the Massanutten Trail and proceed to the junction with the Shawl Gap Trail. Moderate hikers will ascend to this junction on the Massanutten Trail from Elizabeth Furnace. All hikers will then proceed on the Massanutten Trail along the ridgeline and descend to the road via the Veach Gap Trail, descending through the lovely Mill Run gorge.

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