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Mill Prong Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (5)

A short singletrack that accesses the Mill Prong Horse Trail towards Rapidan Camp.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

3,233' 985 m

High

2,860' 872 m

Low

373' 114 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Family Friendly Taking this trail in reverse makes for a great mellow outing for the whole family, and provides the opportunity to see black bear.

Description

Parking for this trail can be found just south of Milam Gap, near mile 53 of Skyline Drive.

Start on the white-blazed AT as it crosses the southern end of the parking area, heading left to cross Skyline Drive. Once across the road, look for the start of the Mill Prong Trail on the left.

Head onto this blue-blazed trail as it descends gradually through what used to be fields and orchards, and then transitions into old forest. The trail crosses a couple small streams off of Mill Prong as it ends at the fork of the Mill Prong Horse Trail.

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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Shared By:

Larry W Brown

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#279

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Jul 1, 2022
Chris Palmer
May 23, 2022
David Fishman
4.8mi — 10h 09m
Jan 15, 2022
Haden Smith
To Rapidan Camp and Back. Lots of snow 2mi
Oct 2, 2021
Timothy Reamer
Aug 13, 2020
Tony Lindh
On our way to Rapidan Camp
Aug 12, 2020
Tony Lindh
Aug 10, 2020
Ian Doran
Jan 13, 2020
Jesse Daniels