Thing to Do

Millers Head

A stone platform with a view of a valley below and blue mountains beyond.

Take this hike to a spectacular viewpoint at the site of a former fire tower. The trail is rocky and the return is a bit steep

Distance: 1.6-mile round trip hike
Difficulty: Easiest (hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 2 hours
Elevation Gain: 450 feet

Hike Description

  1. From the trailhead just up the hill from the Skyland amphitheater, take the Millers Head Trail to the viewpoint.
  2. Retrace your steps down the Millers Head Trail to return to your starting point.

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


All pets must be on a physical 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 just up the hill from the Skyland amphitheater.

Year Round
Accessibility Information

This trail does not meet ADA accessibility guidelines.

Shenandoah National Park

Map of the Skyland area including notable roads and trails.

Download the trail map
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.

Last updated: February 9, 2021