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Named for the "traces" of old homesites, this trail makes for an interesting adventure.

Traces Nature Trail is an easy 1.7-mile walk to an old mountain settlement. The trail is a pleasant walk through a mature forest where white-tailed deer and wild turkey are plentiful.

Directions: From Front Royal, VA, Skyline Drive travels the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Mile markers are placed along the right-hand side of the road heading south. They are numbered from north to south beginning at the northern terminus in Front Royal, Virginia. Facilities, trails and park features use the mile markers as points of reference. Park in Mathews Arm Campground (mile 22.2) amphitheater parking lot.

Elevation: 2,710 feet

Elevation Gain: 355 feet

Difficulty: Easy

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

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