Horse Trailer Parking

 

Boundary Access Alert-Sugar Hollow Access to Moormans River
Virginia DOT recently closed a section of Route 614 to vehicles due to a road washout. This closure prohibits vehicle access to the road past the Charlottesville Reservoir parking area (outside the Park's boundary) used by hikers and horse enthusiasts to reach the North and South Forks of Moormons River at Shenandoah. The vehicle restriction does not prohibit hikers or horses from using the corridor up to the Park boundary. Please note that no overnight parking is allowed at the reservoir. In addition, if a lot of vehicles are parked in the lot during the day, there may not be space to turn around with a horse trailer.

 

Trailhead parking for horse trailers may be very limited or unavailable both on Skyline Drive and at park boundary access points. Below is a short reference list of suggested maximum trailer sizes for common parking areas, including all parking areas for the website's suggested trail ride routes. Of course, one poorly parked car may block an entire lot. Always have a back-up parking lot and route in mind for situations when a lot is full. Be aware that on nice weekends after 10 a.m. many of the parking lots may be too full to accommodate trailers. If you are riding as a group and will have more than two trailers, familiarize yourself with the parking before your scheduled ride.

Horse Trailer Parking Information
Parking Area Trailer Type Skyline Drive? Availability notes
Beahms Gap Overlook Goose-neck trailer Yes Parking is generally available.
Beldor Hollow Parking Small 2-horse trailer Yes Parking is generally available.
Berry Hollow Boundary Parking Small 2-horse trailer No Trailer parking may be limited.
Blackrock Gap/Paine Run Parking Small 2-horse trailer Yes Trailer parking may be limited.
Browns Gap Parking Goose-neck trailer Yes Parking is generally available.
Fishers Gap Overlook Goose-neck trailer Yes Parking is generally available.
Gravel Springs Parking Small 2-horse trailer Yes Trailer parking may be limited.
Graves Mill Boundary Parking Stock trailer No Trailer parking may be limited.
Hull School Parking Small 2-horse trailer Yes Parking is generally available.
Jarman Gap Parking Stock trailer Yes Trailer parking may be limited.
Jenkins Gap Parking Stock trailer Yes Parking is generally available.
Keyser Run Parking Small 2-horse trailer Yes Trailer parking may be limited.
Keyser Run/Little Devils Boundary Parking Stock trailer No Trailer parking may be limited.
Mathews Arm Campground Parking Goose-neck trailer Yes Parking is generally available.
Meadow Springs Parking Goose-neck trailer Yes Trailer parking may be limited.
Mt. Marshall Boundary Parking Goose-neck trailer No Parking is generally available.
Rapidan Road/Big Meadows Parking Goose-neck trailer Yes Parking is generally available.
Rose River Boundary Parking Small 2-horse trailer No Trailer parking may be limited.
South River Overlook and Picnic Entrance Goose-neck trailer Yes Trailer parking may be limited.
Sugar Hollow Reservoir Boundary Parking Goose-neck trailer No Trailer parking may be limited.
Weakley Hollow (Old Rag) Parking Goose-neck trailer No Parking is generally available.
Whiteoak Canyon Parking Goose-neck trailer Yes Parking is generally available.


Remember to purchase a topographic map for the area where you plan to ride. These maps also show Skyline Drive, overlooks, mile markers, and county roads to assist you in driving to your destination. If you are considering starting at the boundary in an unfamiliar area, click for boundary access information.

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