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Hike 42: Redtail Overlook in Shenandoah River State Park


This hike (8.7 miles, 1500' ascent) follows several ascents, mostly gentle, and rolling, wooded trails first to Cullers Overlook then to Redtail rock outcrop and stunning views. These scenic views showcase Massanutten Mountain, Shenandoah National Park, and the Shenandoah River. Parking is available at the Bluebell/Hemlock Hollow Trailhead at Shenandoah River State Park at 350 Daughter of Stars Drive, Bentonville, VA 22610. (540) 622-6840. Enter SRSP onto Daughter of Stars Drive; left at "T" to end of parking lot. Find more information at: The yellow highlight is used to illustrate the recommended route. From the parking area at the Bluebell/Hemlock Hollow Trailhead, turn left onto green-blazed Hemlock Hollow Trail. Turn right onto burgundy-blazed Overlook Trail, passing under Culler’s Overlook. Continue to/from Culler’s Overlook. Turn left onto purple-blazed Campground Trail. Head left onto Campers Loop Road, then right onto Overnight Road. Turn left onto orange-blazed Culler’s Trail. Turn left onto teal-blazed Bear Bottom Loop Trail and stay on left loop. Turn left onto white-blazed Big Oak Trail and continue right to stay on trail. Turn left onto gray-blazed Shale Barrens Trail. Turn right onto Redtail Ridge Trail, to/from the Scenic Observation Point. This is a good stopping place for lunch. Continue on Redtail Ridge Trail. Turn left onto Big Oak Trail, passing Tulip Poplar Trail. Turn left onto Culler’s Trail. Turn right onto dark green-blazed River trail before cabin. Continue onto Bluebell Trail to return to parking. Through volunteer efforts, education and advocacy, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) maintains and protects a section of the Appalachian Trail, in addition to the Tuscarora and other nearby trails and trail lands, in the Mid-Atlantic region for the enjoyment of present and future hikers. Visit to learn more about our mission and find volunteer opportunities. PATC expressly disclaims responsibility for the condition or location of trails, features, or facilities shown on this map, or for occurrences on them, at any time whatsoever. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this map, but users are requested to report map corrections and trail information to This map was originally published as part of a printed guidebook, comprised of 70 numbered hikes, crafted for the 2015 ATC Biennial Conference.

Price: $ 0.99 USD

Vendor: Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Inc.

Category: Trails

Activities: Hiking, Camping

Published: 2015-July

Language: English

Size: 13.7 MB

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