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Hike 44: Little Devil Stairs in Shenandoah National Park


This hike (7.6 miles, 2300' ascent) features challenging, steep rock steps with 10+ water crossings along serene, tumbling cascades in beautiful gorge. It boasts impressive cliff views in one of Shenandoah's most picturesque canyons. A moderate descent follows along a forest road with wildflowers and the well-tended Bolden family cemetery. Parking is available for 10+ cars at trailhead at end of Keyser Run Road (VA-614). The yellow highlight is used to illustrate the recommended route. Look for blue-blazed Devil Stairs Trail on the right as you enter the parking lot. Cross Keyser Run Fire Road (the clearing on the left is a good stopping place for lunch). Turn onto blue-blazed Pole Bridge Link Trail, passing Sugarloaf Trail on the right. Turn left at the junction, onto blue-blazed Piney Branch Upper Trail. Continue, passing Piney Ridge Trail on the right. Turn left onto yellow-blazed Hull School Trail. Continue right onto Keyser Run Fire Road 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

Published: 2015-July

Language: English

Size: 12.6 MB

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