Shenandoah National Park's Blackrock Summit Trail

Map of TRACK Trail at Shenandoah Blackrock Summit

The Blackrock Summit TRACK Trail is a 1-mile loop with a 175-foot elevation gain to a rocky talus slope overlooking the Shenandoah Valley.

This hike winds along a portion of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,200-mile trail from Georgia to Maine. Every year, thousands of people attempt to thru-hike the entire trail. Use an activity guide to discover the joys and struggles you would experience as a thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail.

The 200,000 acres of Shenandoah National Park are protected lands that are haven to deer, songbirds, and the night sky. Enjoy cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, and quiet wooded hollows. Take a hike, meander along Skyline Drive, or enjoy a picnic with family and friends.

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Blackrock Summit

Location Details

Recreational Features: Camping, Picnic Tables, Interpretive Programs, Birding
Amenities:
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality: Open all year
Group of kids hiking through a rock field on the side of a mountain
Winding dirt trail through the trees
TRACK Trail sign with brochures
Remnants of snow on rocks
Pile of rocks in front of mountain view
Scree field and mountain view
Rocky path along the mountainside
Trail through the trees
Dirt path through rhododendrons
Mountain view beyond a rock wall
Blackberry flowers
Group hiking down a wooded path

Adventures for Shenandoah National Park's Blackrock Summit Trail

Hiking the Appalachian National Scenic Trail brochure
Hiking

Hiking the Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.00
Named after the mountains that the trail follows, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is over 2,180 miles long with 101 miles within Shenandoah National Park. Someone who hikes the entire Appalachian Trail is called a thru-hiker. For this adventure, discover the joys and struggles of an A.T. thru-hiker.

Directions

3655 Hwy 211 East
Luray, VA 22835
Latitude: 38.222880000000
Longitude: -78.733348000000

Shenandoah National Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia just west of Washington, D.C. and stretches 105 miles from its northern entrance at Front Royal to its southern entrance near Waynesboro. The Blackrock Summit TRACK Trail is at milepost 85 on Skyline Drive, near Loft Mountain in the South District of the Park. 

*** Please note: the Luray address listed above will bring you to the park's headquarters. The Googlemap is correct. 

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

Shenandoah National Park’s Blackrock Summit TRACK Trail at was made possible through a partnership formed with the National Park Service, with funding provided by the Shenandoah National Park Trust.