Shenandoah National Park: Featuring an Amazing 14 Stream Crossings in 14 Miles During the Spring Runoff -- Jeremy's Run and Knob Mountain! A Strenuous 14 Mile Hike
“At 14.7 miles the Jeremy’s Run loop is one of the longest loops in the SNP. If you are a wilderness bug, this one is for you. There is an excellent view from Knob Mountain, and this hike is a long, beautiful trek into the heart of Shenandoah National Park. On the Knob Mountain Trail, there are several beautiful views to the west of Kennedy Peak, Duncan Knob, and the Three Sisters Ridge just to the south. Also with 14 crossings of Jeremy's Run this hike can be a challenge in the spring when the water is at its highest level." The stream is one of the prettiest and most productive trout streams in the park. Complete this loop on one of the most pleasant stretches of the entire Appalachian Trail (AT). If you enjoy hiking along rivers and excellent views, then come on out for this trek.
Special Gear Requirement and Restrictions for this Hike!
No jeans or cotton are allowed for this hike, including socks (we recommend Smartwool, but any non-cotton sock will do), or you will be turned away at the trailhead for safety reasons. There are 14 stream crossings on Jeremy’s Run and the water over boot high and occasionally knee deep in the spring and after heavy rains! Therefore, during the spring, winter, and after heavy rains, this trip should only be taken by experienced hikers with the proper gear and mindset. During the summer and fall, provided there have not been exceptional rains, this is a good but strenuous beginner trip. If in doubt about what to wear or what not to wear, please contact the hike leader at the number provided at the bottom, or Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group founder and executive director, Kellie Carlisle at[masked] or [masked]. Please note that we are here to help however we can. We highly recommend that you bring either water shoes and gaiters OR a change of socks to go on this hike. While the 14 crossings are a ton of fun, remember that it is still nice and cool outside and the water is cold! Wet feet equals blisters. Remember the phrase "cotton kills."
Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Front Royal
Length: 14.7 total miles
Elevation Change: 2900 ft
Trail Type: Loop
Skill Level: While usually rated as an Easy-Side-of-Strenuous hike, during spring runoff this hike is rated as Strenuous due to the number of stream crossings.
Trailhead Elevation: 2,300 feet
Top Elevation: 2,865 feet
Local Contacts: Shenandoah National Park
Topo Map: PATC Map 9
Park Fee (SNP)
Entry Fee: $20.00 - Per vehicle, valid for unlimited entry from date of purchase and the following 6 consecutive days. Many of our members have annual park passes, so please coordinate together to share passes! Passes, which are valid for unlimited entries within a seven-day period, are issued. Payment may be made with cash, credit, or debit cards. If you plan on visiting more than once, it is well worth it to purchase a pass! If an annual pass holder uses their pass to gain you entry to the park, please remember to show your appreciation and gratitude.
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We hike rain or shine. Click Here for up to the minute weather information for the mountain.
The goal for this hike is to maintain an average moving pace of ~ 2.5 mph. This speed is frequently used in popular hiking publications to represent the pace of an average hiker. We welcome you to please sign up for another hike if you know that this is not a comfortable pace for you. We strive to offer a variety of hikes and pace options so we can always have something for everyone no matter their interest and ability.
Our RSVP and Group Etiquette
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Carpool Suggestions and Information
Note that you are responsible for knowing how to get from carpool locations to the venue. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is not responsible for transportation to and from events or carpools. Suggested carpool times and places are provided as a courtesy because many members are either new to the area or unfamiliar with a particular hike or venues location. Please use the 'Comments' section below, or reach out via e-mail to make arrangements for carpooling needs and offerings.
Baltimore Area Carpool Suggestion - Savage Station
To carpool or caravan from the Baltimore area, people can arrange to meet at Savage Station. Click Here for directions and additional information regarding carpooling from the suggested Savage Station location.
DC Area Carpool Suggestion - Centreville
To carpool or caravan from the metro DC area, people can arrange to meet at the Centreville Park and Ride. Click Here for directions and additional information regarding carpooling from the suggested Centreville Park and Ride location.
If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations, please post your location and needs in the comment section below. Click Here for a list of suggested carpool locations complete with directions and other details including other carpool information. 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 Trailhead
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Meet & Greet and Sign-In — 9:45-9:55 a.m.
The Hike is at 10:00 a.m.
Carpool Time from Savage Station — 7:30 a.m.
Carpool Time from Centreville Park and Ride — 8:15 a.m.
Please remember we are a volunteer supported organization that values fellowship and camaraderie while practicing good hike etiquette and Leave No Trace principles. Our hikes are led by generous, dedicated, and qualified MAHG members who volunteer as leaders for Mid-Atlantic Hiking Groups volunteer leadership team. Hikes also have a volunteer “sweeper” to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. MAHG volunteers and members are very supportive, encouraging, with a focus on safety while enjoying the excellent camaraderie and benefiting from the many health benefits of hiking and unplugging from the stress of day-to-day life. Sharing what we know and learning from each other is an important part of MAHGs core values, as is our dedication to the conservation of our natural resources and our commitment to the organization's mission. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a volunteer supported tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, and donations ARE tax deductible. Tax ID: [masked].
Fido Must be Pre-Approved BEFORE Attending This Hike. Our Hikes Route is much Tougher on Paws than Most trails. Contact the leader to discuss the route and your dog's experience to determine if this is a good hike for your dog at this time.
Let’s have fun out on the trails and see you there
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