Slate Lick Trail (Forest Trail #593)

Area Status: Open

This is an old road connecting Slate Lick Lake and Gauley Ridge.

Trail Open To:

Trail HikingHorse Riding

At a Glance

Fees: No fee
Open Season: Open year round
Closest Towns: Singers Glen, VA - ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: None
Operated By: North River Ranger District: (540) 432 - 0187
Information Center: Trail is located on National Geographic/Trails Illustrated Map #791.  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 Harrisonburg, VA: Take State Route (SR) 33 west for approximately eight miles. Turn right on SR 613. Stay on this road until it intersects with SR 612. Turn left on SR 612. Travel for approximately eight miles. Turn left on FR 1279 for two miles. You will come to a y-intersection. Stay to the right. The trail is behind the gate.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  4.00 miles
  • Blazes:  Yellow
  • Trail Difficulty:  Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  None
  • Elevation:  1360 - 1840 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.

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  Area/Length : 
4.00 miles

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  Elevation : 
1360 - 1840 feet