TUSCARORA - LITTLE N. MOUNTAIN (FT #405.4) - LeeRD
Ascends from Fetzer Gap to ridge of Little North Mountain, goes south and descends to Sheffer Gap, crosses Cedar Creek, and ascends to ridge of Paddy Mountain (state line). The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) maintains and manages the approximate 250 mile Tuscarora Trail that is located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. The trail follows an extensive route that bypasses the Appalachian Trail by following mountain ridges to the west. It connects to the Appalachian Trail at both its northern and southern ends. This complete trail was originally built as separate trails—the Tuscarora Trail in the north and the Big Blue Trail in the south. The Tuscarora Trail departs to the west from the Appalachian Trail at the top of Blue Mountain about 10 miles west of the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg, PA. and rejoins the Appalachian Trail in the North District of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
Trail Open To:
At a Glance
Open Year Round
Shenandoah, VA - SHENANDOAH COUNTY
No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
From I-81: Take Strasburg exit 291, Toms Brook exit. Travel west on SR 651, Mount Olive Road. In 1.4 miles, turn south onto State Route 623 (Back Road). In 5.5 miles turn right onto SR 600 North. Travel 4.5 miles to SR 603 and turn left. This road leads west to the Trailhead.
Trail Etiquette: Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way. Hikers should yield to horses. Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers. Horse riders are responsible for the control of their horse at all times.