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. Below is a short reference list of suggested maximum trailer sizes for common parking areas, including parking areas for the website's suggested trail ride routes. The parking areas with 'boundary parking" are accessed from the boundary of the Park; others are accessed from Skyline Drive. Be aware that 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. 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 Availability notes
Beahms Gap Overlook Goose-neck trailer Parking is generally available.
Beldor Hollow Parking Small 2-horse trailer Parking is generally available.
Berry Hollow Boundary Parking Small 2-horse trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
Blackrock Gap/Paine Run Parking Small 2-horse trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
Browns Gap Parking Goose-neck trailer Parking is generally available.
Fishers Gap Overlook Goose-neck trailer Parking is generally available.
Gravel Springs Parking Small 2-horse trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
Graves Mill Boundary Parking Stock trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
Hull School Parking Small 2-horse trailer Parking is generally available.
Jarman Gap Parking Stock trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
Jenkins Gap Parking Stock trailer Parking is generally available.
Keyser Run Parking Small 2-horse trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
Keyser Run/Little Devils Boundary Parking Stock trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
Mathews Arm Campground Parking Goose-neck trailer Parking is generally available.
Meadow Springs Parking Goose-neck trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
Mt. Marshall Boundary Parking Goose-neck trailer Parking is generally available.
Rapidan Road/Big Meadows Parking Goose-neck trailer Parking is generally available.
Rose River Boundary Parking Small 2-horse trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
South River Overlook and Picnic Entrance Goose-neck trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
Sugar Hollow Reservoir Boundary Parking Goose-neck trailer Trailer parking may be limited.
Weakley Hollow (Old Rag) Parking Goose-neck trailer Parking is generally available.
Whiteoak Canyon Parking Goose-neck trailer Parking is generally available.

Learn more about maps to help you find your way around and about the Park's boundary access points (83kb pdf).

Last updated: October 5, 2017

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