The North Mountain Trail offers hikers an opportunity for solitude and spectacular views as it winds its way along the Great North Mountain. This 14.5-mile trail, though steep in places, is suitable for day hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The trail passes just below Elliot Knob, one of the highest points on the National Forest, offering an open, panoramic view of the Deerfield Valley.

Directions: From Staunton, take SR 254 west to Buffalo Gap. Continue south on SR 42 for 0.7 mile. Turn right by a white church onto SR 688. Follow SR 688 about 2 miles to the top of North Mountain where the trail begins at the hiker sign on the south side of the road.

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c/o North River Ranger District, 401 Oakwood Drive
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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Telephone Number: (540) 432-0187
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