Last updated: February 19, 2021
Starting at Elkwallow Wayside, this hike goes around a beautiful area of the Park featuring one of the most picturesque streams in Shenandoah.
Distance: 6.0-mile circuit hike
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous (hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 7 hours 30 minutes
Elevation Gain: 1,303 feet
- From the parking lot at Elkwallow Wayside (mile 24), take the Appalachian Trail (white-blazed) to its junction with Jeremys Run Trail (blue-blazed).
- The A.T. goes sharply left here, but stay straight onto Jeremys Run Upper Trail.
- Take a right onto the Knob Mountain Cutoff Trail.
- Take another right on Knob Mountain Trail (yellow-blazed). Follow it to Mathews Arm Campground registration station.
- Take the Elkwallow Trail back to your starting point at Elkwallow Wayside.
The average hike 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 accessed from the Elkwallow Wayside parking lot.
This trail does not meet ADA accessibility guidelines.
Click the image to download the trail map. Print it out at home or save it to your phone to take with you on your hike.