This hike is 9.5 miles’ circuit with an elevation gain of approximately 1620 ft., featuring Meneka Peak, Shenandoah Valley Overlook, Fort Valley Overlook. The hike starts from Elizabeth Furnace Day Use area parking lot.
Safety is paramount for all of us. This circuit is rocky, especially on the second half so please wear proper hiking shoes to enjoy the trails safely.
This hike is suited for experienced, fit hikers who did similar distance/elevation in past few months. This circuit has uphill/downhill climbs so please be prepared. If you have ANY question about your ability to complete this hike, please contact me.
Need to know details:
Distance: 9.5 miles
Elevation gain: ~1620 feet
Pace: 2.5 mph
Park entry fee: None
Carpool Fee: $5
Trailhead Coordinates:[masked], [masked]
Directions from Dulles Town Center Park and Ride: https://goo.gl/maps/D9bPwp6QPvQ3YmJ86
Trailhead meetup time: 9:00 a.m.
Dogs permitted in accordance with the NVHC Dog Policy: https://tinyurl.com/nvhcdogpolicy
Bring: Adequate water and food, hat, layers, basic first aid kit, map, rain gear (depending), hiking poles, hiking shoe (It’s rocky trail) sunscreen, bug spray, water shoe (for water crossing, if any), additional pair of socks and your big smile 😊.
Quiz: At lunch stop we can have 3 quizzes related to this hike. First correct answer gets the prize 😊
Thanks: To the teams, individuals and volunteers who contributes to keep the trails safe, beautiful and updates the portals to keep the trail data up to date which helps fellow hikers.
Any questions? Message or text me! Looking forward to this awesome hike,