LIONS TALE (FT #407) - LeeRD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located on Crisman Hollow Road, the Lions Tail National Recreation Trail is accessible, with interpretive signage emphasizing the use of senses.

Trail Open To:

Trail Hiking

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Open Season: Open year round. Motorized access first Friday in April through first Friday in February
Closest Towns: Luray, VA - PAGE COUNTY
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Parking Lot; Open when Chrisman Hollow Road is Open.
Operated By: Lee Ranger District: (540) 984 - 4101
Information Center: Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #792.  It is recommended that all trail users carry a reliable map at all times.  Maps may be purchased at some local District Ranger Stations, at outdoor retail locations or by visiting the National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated website.

General Information


From I-81:  Take exit 264 and continue east on Highway 211 into New Market. Turn left onto Highway 11 at the second traffic light. Go north to the next traffic light and turn east (still US 211). Turn left at approximately 3 miles onto FR 274 (Crisman Hollow Road).  Lions Tale Accessible Trail is approximately 8 miles from Highway 211.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  .3 miles
  • Blazes:  None
  • Trail Difficulty:  Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  Loop
  • Elevation: 1270 feet to 1320 feet
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
  • 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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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