GET Guidebook 5c

Edition 1/25/2013


 

 

Section 5c

FR 95 to US 250

10.2 miles

 

Parking

    1.  North end of section: From I-81 Exit 225 take VA 262 south to US 250 west 17 miles, right on VA 715 (Braley Pond Road) at 3.5 mile becomes FDR 96 (no signs) and continue 2.9 mile more to FDR 95 (no signs), go left 7.7 miles, trail is on left - look for yellow blaze on tree. 
   2.  South end of section: From I-81 Exit 225, take VA 262 south to US 250 west 24 miles, parking at Confederate Breastworks (historic site & guided trail) on right. 

 

Shuttle

     North to south:  Take FDR 95 east (downhill) 7.6 miles to FDR 96 (Braley Pond Road, no signs), turn right and go 6.4 miles (becomes VA 715) to US 250, turn right and go 7.1 miles. 
     South to north:  Take US 250 east 7.1 miles, turn left on VA 715 (Braley Pond Road), go 6.4 miles (become FDR 96), turn left at "T" onto FDR 95 (no signs) and go 7.6 miles. 

Maps

    USGS 7.5 minute Quadrangles: Palo Alto, WV/VA; West Augusta, VA; McDowell, VA
    National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map 791 - Staunton Shenandoah Mtn

 

Useful Information
     Emergency - In WV or VA, Dial 9-1-1

 

Multi-use - Horses and mountain bikes are allowed.  There is room for horse trailer turnaround at the intersection of FDR 95 and FDR 85, and at the turnaround area just south of US 250. 

 


Trail Description, North to South

 

Miles   Data
 0.0 North end of section at trailhead of Shenandoah Mountain Trail on FDR 95 (North River Road) 0.2 mile west of FDR 85 on left (Elev. 3000').  Trail crosses and small stream (Little River) and begins a steady climb up Tearjacket Knob. 
 0.7 Campsite on right (elev. 3550'). 
 1.4 Reach top of climb (Elev. 4040').  Trail crosses ridge crest, and continues after this with mild elevation change. 
 3.3 Ramseys Draft Trail, to left.  Campsite on left.  (Elev.  3755')
 3.6 Campsite in gap. 
 3.7 Sinclair Hollow Trail to right (Elev. 3520'), descends 1.6 miles to FDR 64.  Campsite on left. 
 4.6 Campsite on left. 
 4.7 Campsite on right. 
 5.0 Campsite on left. 
 7.8 Jerrys Run Trail to left (Elev. 3190').  Campsite on right. 
 7.9 Campsite on left. 
 9.0 Road Hollow Trail to left, 2.5 miles to Mountain House, a USFS Recreation area on US 250.
 10.0 View to left of Bald Ridge and Crawford Mountain. 
 10.2 Trail descends to parking lot for Confederate Breastworks on US 250 (Elev. 2920').  Pit toilets and trash pickup here.  End of this section.  GET continues east (left) on US 250 in Section 6a. 

 

Trail Description, South to North

 

Miles   Data
 0.0 South end of section at the Confederate Breastworks parking on US 250 (Elev. 2920').  Pit toilets and trash pickup here.  Find Yellow-plastic diamond-blazed Shenandoah Mountain Trail on right side of wall, just left of pit toilets. 
 0.2 View to east of Bald Ridge and Crawford Mountain. 
 1.4 Road Hollow Trail to left, 2.5 miles to Mountain House, a USFS Recreation area on US 250. 
 2.3 Campsite on right. 
 2.4 Jerrys Run Trail forks to right (Elev. 3190'), descends into Ramseys Draft in 2.0 miles.  Campsite on left. 
 5.2 Campsite on right. 
 5.5 Campsite on left. 
 5.6 Campsite on right. 
 6.5 Sinclair Hollow Trail to left (Elev. 3520'); descends 1.6 miles to FDR 64.  Campsite on right. 
 6.8 Campsite in gap of ridge. 
 6.9 Ramseys Draft Trail forks to right (Elev. 3755').  Campsite to right of Ramseys Draft Trail. 
 8.8 Begin descent to Little River (Elev. 4040'). 
 9.5 Campsite on left (elev. 3450').
10.2 Reach small stream (Little River, elev. 3000'), cross and emerge onto FDR 95 (gravel road, North River Road).  North end of section.  GET continues to right on FDR 95, in Section 5b. 

 

             Trail condition report

  

             GET Guidebook Contents

Guide to Section 5b (north)

Guide to Section 6a (south)

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