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.
Adventures for Shenandoah National Park's Blackrock Summit Trail
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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.
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.