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Old 01-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Any open trails/fire roads in Shenandoah County?

Hey guys, I am looking for any open trails in Shenandoah County. I usually go up Peters Mill Run and Taskers Gap, but they are closed till April. I have a friend in town that I want to take out but dont know of any open trails. Does anyone know of a trail, or even an old fire road or something that I can take my buddy out on? Thanks for the help!

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Yeah, fairly close to you is what we call "Flagpole". Near Harrisonburg, just shoot over to VA Rt. 933 (Union Springs Rd) take it up to the ridge of the mountain, which is US Forest Service Road 85, then across to state route 924 (Briery Branch Road) that will take you back to Harrisonburg. Great trail ride! No permits, and stay on the road. Also, if there is snow up there, you'll need another jeeper unless you self-winch. Heck, ask around, I'm sure some of the guys close to you would love to run it!

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Hey guys, I am looking for any open trails in Shenandoah County. I usually go up Peters Mill Run and Taskers Gap, but they are closed till April. I have a friend in town that I want to take out but dont know of any open trails. Does anyone know of a trail, or even an old fire road or something that I can take my buddy out on? Thanks for the help!
In Shenandoah County the pickings are sort of slim. You can cruise some of the forest roads around Wolf Gap. When the seasonal roads are open it's better. Way better.

Further south, Flagpole is ok but I like the Long Run forest road system down on the north side of Hwy 33 west of Harrisonburg. There are more roads in there than you can do in a day. You have Second Mountain, Dictum Ridge, and Feedstone Mountain plus if you want to make a big day of it you can exit out to the north on Rocky Run road.

Look for one of my recent Flagpole posts. I posted a Garmin Adventure link that shows quite a few trails. While many of the roads I named above require 4WD there are none that have a technical crux like Flagpole.

Get yourself the Nat Geo Trails Illustrated map!
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