Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Hiking trail to Woodstock Tower, with west views across the Seven Bends area of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, and east to the Blue Ridge.

Trail Open To:

Trail Hiking

At a Glance

Fees No fee.
Open Season: Open Year Round
Closest Towns: Woodstock, VA - SHENANDOAH COUNTY
Water: No drinking water available. All water taken from natural sources should be purified before use.
Restroom: None
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-66:  Take the Front Royal exit 6.  Turn south on Highway 340/522 towards the town of Front Royal.  Turn right on Highway 55 West to the community of Waterlick.  Turn left onto SR 678 continue south to the community of Detrick.  Turn right onto SR 758 (Woodstock Tower Road) for approximately four miles to the top of the mountain.  The footpath to the tower is on the left.  

From I-81:  Take exit 283 near Woodstock, VA and head east on Route 42 for 0.7 miles. Turn left on Highway 11 and continue 1.7 miles.  Turn east on SR 665 at the north end of the town of Woodstock, and continue for 1.5 miles until you come to a Stop Sign. Turn left onto SR 758 and continue for 2 miles to the Woodstock Tower on your right.  The footpath to the tower is on the left.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  0.20 miles
  • Blazes:  Pink
  • Trail Difficulty:  Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  None
  • Elevation: 1850 - 1850 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 : 
0.02 miles

  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation : 
1850 - 1850 feet


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