George Washington National Forest: Little Sluice! An Easy Side of Stren 13 Mi

  • May 11, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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George Washington National Forest:
Little Sluice!

A 13 Mile Easy Side of Strenuous Hike

Little Sluice Mountain is a mountain summit in Shenandoah County in the state of Virginia (VA). Little Sluice Mountain climbs to 3,110 feet [masked] meters) above sea level and for the most part follows abandoned roads making for a great social hike since it is not mostly single track unlike many hikes in this area.

Hike Pace

This hike will be led at a moderate pace.

Trail Information

Activity Type: Hiking
Time to Hike: 7.5 hours
Nearby City: Maurertown
Length: 13 total miles
Elevation Gain: 2,100 ft with three different ascents
Trail Type: Loop
Skill Level: Strenuous

Weather Information
We hike rain or shine! Click here to see an up to the minute forecast for where we will be hiking.

Carpool Information
There are 2 carpools for this hike!
Baltimore Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the Baltimore metro area, meet at Savage Station. Click here for directions to Savage Station.  Use the comment section to discuss carpooling with other members.

DC Area Carpool
To carpool or caravan from the metro DC area, meetup at the Centerville Park and Ride. Click here for information and directions to the Centerville location.  Use the comment section to discuss carpooling with other members.

If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations, please post your location in the comment section below. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment - by just offering a ride!

Directions to the Trailhea

Click here for directions to the trailhead

Hike is at 10:00 a.m.

Carpool meetup time at Savage is 7:15 a.m.

Carpool meetup time at Centerville is 8:15 a.m.

Fido is welcome on this hike with leaders permission only due to the hikes difficulty.

Please remember we are a social hiking group that values fellowship and camaraderie and practice good hike etiquette. We take breaks as necessary and have at least one guide in the front in addition to a "sweeper" in the back means that no hiker is left behind. If you get upset because someone has to rest at the top of a hill etc. then find another group! We are very supportive, encouraging, and focus on safety while getting or staying fit on the trail and practicing Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.

See you there and please take my number with you just in case...

Tim:[masked]

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  • Tran

    That was a very challenging hike especially when parts of the trail were under water! It was a muddy, fun hike with friendly people. I would do this again but not after a lot of rain in the previous week. Thank you Tim for leading the hike. Thanks to Melissa for driving.

    1 · May 12, 2013

    • Veronica

      Thank you for the boiled eggs, Gatorade and how-to video, Tran! :)

      May 12, 2013

    • Tran

      You're welcome, Veronica! It was nice meeting you. You definitely helped me out with tips for my trekking pole!

      May 12, 2013

  • Tran

    hi Becky, this is what we were talking about...how to tie your shoes so your toes won't hit the front going down hill..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Veronica

    Highlight of the hike: Tim and Rolo helping Rosie crossing a stream. :)

    http://youtu.be/2GaaTnBQMmg­

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Veronica

    What a fun adventure!!! :)

    May 11, 2013

  • Kellie C.

    How was the hike?

    May 11, 2013

  • Kellie C.

    Thanks Tim for leading this adventurous hike:)

    May 11, 2013

  • Nieri

    Sorry. I overslept.

    May 11, 2013

  • Tran

    I'm here with Melissa at Centreville park n ride

    May 11, 2013

  • judy r.

    I hope someone turns up as I am leaving here soon live in Front Royal

    May 11, 2013

  • Ericka

    Wondering if anyone will be at centreville this morning?

    May 11, 2013

    • Veronica

      I am here, but no one is here...

      May 11, 2013

  • Veronica

    Is there anyone coming from Arlington or meeting in Centreville?

    May 10, 2013

    • Melissa

      I'm coming from the Ballston area and would be happy to pick folks up at the metro there....

      May 10, 2013

    • Veronica

      Thank you, Melissa! It will take me about 15-20 min from Shirlington to Ballston, but only 25 minutes to Centreville. It is more logical to form a carpool in Centreville. We can also pick up more people who need a carpool three. See you in Centreville? :)

      May 10, 2013

  • Melissa

    Anyone I want a ride from Ballston? If not, I'll meet up at Centreville too....

    May 10, 2013

  • judy r.

    I am wanting to go and live in Front Royal is there anyone willing to meet me off the Strasburg exit as I usually have problems finding the trail head. Thanks Judy

    May 10, 2013

  • Ericka

    Does anyone want to leave from Ashburn/Leesburg area? If not, I'll meet at Centreville . . .

    May 10, 2013

  • Liza

    Hey, Tim, can I bring my dog? 2-yr retriever; distance not a problem.

    May 9, 2013

  • Tom

    I'm still fighting off a cold. I don't think I'm quite ready for a hike this weekend. Tom

    May 9, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Yes, a spot opened up, so I can go!

    May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all, I plan on driving or contributing gas money from the Centreville location. I live in DC. Let me know if you need a ride or are driving too!

    April 6, 2013

    • Nieri

      Hi Chris, Just curious if you have room for one more? I will help out w/ gas and toll. Thanks.

      May 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey guys, sorry to say, but probably won't make this one. I am in Japan right now after a nice but exhausting vacation and didn't consider that I will probably still be in recovery mode.

      1 · May 7, 2013

  • Lyndal

    Sorry thought I could make it after work but not going to have enuff time to sleep after hike again before work.

    May 7, 2013

  • Kellie C.

    How to Move from the Wait list to a “Yes” - If you are on the wait list, you will get an e-mail as slots become available. It is a “first come first serve” system for available slots. Slots are open to everyone, whether on the wait list or not. However, being on the wait list will make certain that you are notified when open slots become available as well as letting me know to look for another leader if the trails (and parking) can accommodate it and still comply with our Leave No Trace pledge. Click the following link for how to get off the wait list and RSVP “yes”, http://www.midatlantichiking.co...­ Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need further assistance as that is what I am here for.

    May 6, 2013

  • Paul A

    Looking to car pool from Centerville.

    May 5, 2013

  • Pam

    Is anyone carpooling from Savage?

    May 4, 2013

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