Thing to Do

Appalachian Trail - Tanners Ridge Road

A man hikes down a trail away from a tree with a white blaze on it.

A fairly level hike that takes you through a former homestead on the famous Appalachian Trail.

Distance: 2.1-mile round trip hike
Difficulty: Easiest (explanation of our hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 1 hours 30 minutes
Elevation Gain: 175 feet

Hiking Description

  1.  From the Milam Gap parking area (mile 52.8), follow the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) north through a former homestead.
  2. In about a mile, the A.T. intersects with the Tanners Ridge Road. At this point, turn around and retrace your steps to the starting point.


The average hiking duration does not take into consideration fitness, exploration, rest, contemplation, etc.


Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.

An entrance fee is required to get into Shenandoah National Park.

The trailhead for this hike is located at the Milam Gap parking area.

Year Round
Accessibility Information

This trail does not meet ADA accessibility guidelines.

Shenandoah National Park

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Last updated: March 3, 2023