Thing to Do

Turk Mountain

A mountain peak in the distance.

A hike to the 2,981 foot summit of Turk Mountain that provides a wonderful view to the west.

Distance: 2.2-mile round trip hike
Difficulty: Easiest (explanation of our hiking difficulty scale)
Hiking Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Elevation Gain: 690 feet

Hike Description 

  1. From the Turk Mountain parking area (mile 94.1), cross Skyline Drive and take the Appalachian Trail south to the trailpost.
  2. Go right onto the Turk Mountain Trail and follow it to the summit for a wonderful view to the west.
  3. Retrace your steps to return to your 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 Turk Mountain parking area.

Accessibility Information

This trail does not meet ADA accessibility guidelines.

Shenandoah National Park

Map of roads and trails around the Riprap area

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: May 24, 2021