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Hull School Trail

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A wooded singletrack with a couple creek crossings and old rock walls.


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4.3

Miles

7.0

KM

Point to Point

2,498' 762 m

High

1,374' 419 m

Low

785' 239 m

Up

1,364' 416 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

A neat trail to explore that doesn't see a lot of traffic, the Hull School Trail starts off of Skyline Drive by a pull-off parking area near mile 28. The singletrack heads off into the woods, gradually descending along some switchbacks until it reaches the bottom at the junction with Thornton River Upper Trail and Thornton River Lower Trail. Continue straight across, now ascending the saddle of Fork Mountain. Look for the Fork Mtn Trail heading up to the left.

From here, head along for another two-thirds of a mile until the junction with Piney Branch Trail. The trail will bend abruptly across the Piney River, heading north and west, until heading back north and east after passing the Sugarloaf Trail.

This final ascent continues for a little under a mile until the trail ends at Keyser Run Road.

Thanks to Larry W. Brown, for sharing this trail description. If you’re interested in learning more details about great hikes, weather, camping / lodging, wildlife, and scenic drives, check out the comprehensive Guide to Shenandoah National Park.

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Larry W Brown

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  2.5 from 2 votes

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Bolen Cemetery, Keyser Run Firetrail, Shenadoah Natl Park
May 12, 2022 near Washington, VA
Bolen Cemetery at lower end of Hull School Trail (at intersection with Keyser Run Fire Road).
Jul 25, 2019 near Washington, VA
Bolen Cemetery, Keyser Run Firetrail, Shenadoah National Park
May 12, 2022 near Washington, VA

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Jul 25, 2019
Phil Manger
Round trip from Skyline Drive MP 28.2. Some low overgrowth in places, plus lots and lots of spider webs! 8.6mi — 4h 45m
Apr 30, 2017
Matthew Liddle
Section from bottom of Piney Branch to Keyser fire road.
Jul 30, 2016
Josh Bentley