Overall Run/Heiskell Hollow Day Hike (12.7 miles)

  • May 24, 2014 · 7:00 AM
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Where:  Overall Run/Heiskell Hollow (Shenandoah NP)

When:  We will meet at the Centreville Park & Ride Lot at 6am

Why:  This hike has just about everything you would want in a hike: streams, swimming holes, falls, vistas, homestead ruins, etc.

Link to Map (everyone must have a map!)

Link to Description

This hike has a steep ascent gaining 1100 feet in 1.7 miles and then continuing to climb for another ~1.5 miles (all in all about 1700 feet in 3 miles).  And then a steep descent.

Trailhead: [masked], [masked] (we will depart the trailhead at 8:30am) Directions from Centreville

Distance:  12.7 miles

Pace:  2.5 mph (maybe a bit slower on the uphill)

Hiking Time: ~6.5 hours, plus 1/2 hour for lunch

Link to Weather Forecast

What to bring:

• 2-3 liters of water

• Snacks/lunch

• Sunscreen

• Bug spray

• Hat


• Extra pair of socks/blister care

• Rain gear (weather depending) 

It's a good idea to always have the 10 essentials with you.

Questions? Contact me through my profile page.

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  • Hollis

    Here's a link to the map/stats. If you click on the endpoint on the left side, you'll see the stats and elevation profile. Take it all with a grain of salt b/c it says we did over 4000' of elevation gain and that is not what the description said. https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=203984226168374248817.0004fa51a8c6b1adf35bb&msa=0&ll=38.803129,-78.343506&spn=0.037992,0.084543&iwloc=0004fa51a90eb4dc2aa24

    May 26, 2014

  • Hollis

    Such a beautiful hike with amazing people. I loved all the small drop pools and swimming holes. We had a pretty perfect day. Thanks everyone!

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hollis, thanks for organizing. This was really an awesome hike offering a variety of landscapes. Rolling hills, sweeping vistas & beautiful waterfalls, not to mention a pretty good workout!! ;o) LOL Hope to see you on another hike soon.

    May 25, 2014

  • Joanne

    Fab time with views, ruins, and gorgeous swimming holes. Definitely one to reprise when the weather gets hotter! Thanks, hollis!

    May 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hollis, are you stopping in Centreville? If so, would you mind if I carpool w/ u & Joanne?

    May 23, 2014

    • Hollis

      Yes, everyone should meet in Centreville at 7am (unless someone really wants to go straight to the trailhead). We will consolidate cars b/c there is limited parking at the trailhead and caravan from there.

      May 23, 2014

  • Hollis

    Forecast is looking amazing: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind around 8 mph.

    1 · May 22, 2014

  • Hollis

    I've changed the time to 7am since I didn't hear any objections :) Happy sleeping!

    2 · May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    7:00 would be great!! :o)

    May 19, 2014

  • Hollis

    Would people be interested in me moving this forward an hour to meeting at Centreville at 7am? I don't mind the early start, but some may like another hour. If all goes smoothly, this new time would mean getting off the trail about 3/3:30 and back to Centreville around 4:30/5. I will keep the current time if people have already made evening plans. You can respond here or email me through my profile page.

    May 19, 2014

    • Joanne

      7 am works for me....

      May 19, 2014

  • Hollis

    @Matt - Can you please answer the questions asked when you RSVPed? It will help me to make sure things run smoothly.

    May 13, 2014

  • Hollis

    Welcome everyone signed up so far. This should be a great hike!

    May 13, 2014

  • Joanne

    hey, hollis, i'd love to carpool from the silvery spring :)

    May 5, 2014

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