SAW MILL (FT #1035) - NRRD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Conveniently tucked away behind Brandywine Campground, the Saw Mill Trail is a popular loop trail. It is a scenic half-day hike with gentle grades.

Trail Open To:

Trail Hiking

At a Glance

Fees No fee
Open Season: Open Year Round
Closest Towns: Brandywine,WV - PENDLETON COUNTY
Water: Drinking water available a Brandywine Recreation Area
Restroom: Flush Toilet at Brandywine Recreation Area; Open Seasonally.
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:  Travel to the Brandywine Recreation Area Campground which is approximately 26 miles west from Harrisonburg, VA on State Route 33.  The trail begins at the post gate off the second campground loop.  Park at the upper end (nearest the campground) of the Day Use Parking Lot.

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  3.55 miles
  • Blazes:  Purple
  • Trail Difficulty:  Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  None
  • Elevation:  1970 - 2660 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

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Day Hiking